A Tale of Three Kings Test | Final Test - Hard

Gene Edwards
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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. In Chapter 20, it states that rebellion has been in whose heart for years?

2. Who does the author say God is looking at in Chapter 9?

3. What two choices does David have in Chapter 22 when it comes to dealing with Absalom?

4. Who makes himself David's enemy?

5. What course does David decide to take at the end of Chapter 22?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Briefly examine Absalom's beliefs, as seen in Chapter 21.

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

4. Why did people call Absalom, David in Chapter 19?

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

6. A parable is a brief story that illustrates a moral or religious lesson. What parable was used in Chapter 12? Who was the parable?

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

8. According to the author, why does Saul make decisions that can be misleading and dishonorable?

9. Discuss the importance of Joab in Chapter 22.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing is used sporadically in A Tale of Three Kings. Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing and explain how it's used to indicate events to come.

Essay Topic 2

Choose a character from the story who appears briefly but is a significant presence. Write an essay in which you show how the character functions in the story. Discuss how the character affects actions in the story, theme(s), or the development of other characters.

Essay Topic 3

Some works of literature use the element of time in a distinct way. The chronological sequence of events may be altered, or time may be suspended or accelerated. Show how Gene Edwards' manipulation of time contributes to the effectiveness of A Tale of Three Kings as a whole.

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