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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. Beauty is bound up as she is given to her new owner, thinking that it was very clever that she would be led around as though she were a little _________.

2. Tristan realizes he heard a number of kind words of ___________ from his previous Master, though he had still chosen to disobey.

3. Where were the soldiers riding close to so as to make sure they could still reach the slaves to beat them as they traveled?

4. Where did the slaves at the Court sleep, unconcerned for the disobedient ones who were being taken away?

5. Beauty began to feel that beatings and paddling were become more ____________ and it seemed strange to her.

Short Essay Questions

1. How must Tristan and the other slaves he is with feed when they are in their stable together?

2. How does Nicolas surprise Tristan when he returns to the bedchamber?

3. What is Tristan forced to do to Nicolas, which surprisingly arouses him as he does so?

4. What does the Lord have to say about the pirates' taste in slaves during their raid?

5. What do Tristan and Beauty talk about in relation to their roles as pleasure slaves for their owners?

6. How is Tristan supposed to enter the house of Nicolas when he is brought there?

7. Why can't the slaves and other people get into the buildings of the village as the chaos breaks out?

8. What is the trouble with Beauty's feelings for the Crown Prince when they are first making love?

9. What does Beauty do when she first sees Nicolas as she is led into his bedchamber by Prince Richard?

10. What does Nicolas do as he passes Tristan in the courtyard, though none of the other slaves seems to notice?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Beauty begins to realize she is reacting to pain with pleasure, something she didn't do before.

Part 1: Why might the pain begin to become pleasurable to a person?

Part 2: Do you think that the Masters and Mistresses intend for the pain of the slave to become pleasurable?

Part 3: Do you think that the slaves are being trained to interpret pain as pleasure?

Essay Topic 2

The Masters and the Mistresses take things away from the slaves which cause them to be on the same level, i.e. the slaves cannot drink out of goblets.

Part 1: Do you think that the slaves could be treated even more harshly in this story?

Part 2: How does taking away everyday actions and commonplace activities change a slave?

Part 3: Why would the Masters and Mistresses decide to give these small human activities back to the slaves?

Essay Topic 3

The people in the village sometimes are able to fondle the slaves if the slave's Mistress or Master allows them to.

Part 1: Why do you think the villagers seem to want a change to play with the slaves as well?

Part 2: Do you think that it's reasonable for the villagers to have their way with the slave too?

Part 3: How does this ability to be at the service of all affect the way the slave feels about themselves?

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