Beauty's Release Test | Mid-Book 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 is the tone used to indicate the attitude toward the relationships in the queen's kingdom?

2. What was Beauty's role in court?

3. When Laurent considers his current position as a sex slave, how does he see the situation as a result of his equality with his mistress?

4. Where are the four slaves led?

5. What is obvious about the master?

Short Essay Questions

1. What fate does the queen determine for Lexius when the ship lands at shore?

2. What is the significance behind the point of view in "Through the City and Into the Palace"?

3. Describe the examination of the slaves.

4. What are the similarities and differences between the animalistic treatment in the sultanate and the queendom?

5. What fate does the queen determine for Laurent and Tristan?

6. Why are the women in the harem, including Inanna, curious about Beauty?

7. Describe the way Laurent feels when he is bound to the cross during the banquet.

8. What element of parallelism is present in "For the Love of the Master"?

9. What are the two ways that Laurent distinguishes himself in the sultan's court?

10. How is irony present when the master addresses the slaves?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the role of decision as a theme. Discuss what makes decision a theme in the novel. Explain which decisions are most significant in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Choose a classic and traditional fairy tale that you know well. Compare Beauty's Release to this fairy tale. Find at least three comparisons and three juxtapositions. Point out parallels present in both tales and whether the moral message is the same.

Essay Topic 3

How does the novel's casual tone juxtapose the sadistic events and characters? Discuss and analyze this juxtaposition as well as what effect this juxtaposition has on the reader.

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