A Tale of Three Kings Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What answer does the author give for the question: "What does a person do in the middle of a spear throwing contest"?

2. Whose name is called out in the beginning of Chapter 21?

3. According to the author, God's gifts __________ be recalled.

4. All of the following locations hide David in Chapter 12, except for which one?

5. According to the author in Chapter 14, what word is NOT found in the vocabulary of fugitives?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 8, no man will ever be wise enough to answer what riddle?

2. Discuss the importance of Joab in Chapter 22.

3. Summarize David's reaction to Absalom holding meetings with David's followers.

4. What is the purpose of Chapter 18 to the reader? Who does the author claim the reader to be: Saul? David? Absalom? Explain.

5. Briefly discuss Absalom's relationship with his followers as seen in Chapter 20.

6. How did Saul feel when he prayed?

7. Discuss what mothers told their children in the past, according to the author. What do mothers tell their children now?

8. Explain David's operation by God as seen in Chapter 9.

9. What does the author wish to accomplish by explaining the difference between Saul and David?

10. What was the mood at the end of Chapter 17? Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the term "brokenness" in context with "A Tale of Three Kings." Who exemplifies "brokenness"? Why are they broken?

Essay Topic 2

A minor character, often known as a foil, possesses traits that emphasize, by contrast or comparison, the distinctive characteristics and qualities of the main character. They often highlight the weaknesses or strengths of the main character. Choose a minor character from A Tale of Three Kings who serves as a foil for David. Analyze how the relation between the foil character and David illuminates the meaning of the story.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how A Tale of Three Kings can be interpreted on each of the following three levels: religious, social, and literal.

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