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. Beauty seem most fearful of _____________.

2. How does Laurent feel when he sees what his punishment is going to be?

3. Which three characters are foreshadowed to have a strange relationship?

4. What color is the mesh that Laurent's fellow captives are wearing between their legs?

5. What does Beauty realize that the women in the harem are not supposed to feel?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Laurent's immediate submersion into and acceptance of court life represent?

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

3. How does the examination the slaves undergo show dehumanization and degradation?

4. What does Laurent's insistence that Lexius be taken back to the queen tell the reader?

5. Why is the tone of the novel inconsistent with the events?

6. How does the examination of the slaves show the feeling of the slaves?

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

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

9. Why do you think Beauty is placed on the ship?

10. What does the reader learn about Tristan in "More Secret Lessons"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

On their way back from the sultan's palace, it becomes evident that Tristan, Beauty, and Laurent have each taken something back with them. Explain what each character learned, how that lesson came to them, and how the lesson helped or hurt them later on.

Essay Topic 2

Is there a moral in Beauty's Release? If so, what is it ? How did you arrive at this conclusion? If not, why not?

Essay Topic 3

How is point of view significant to Beauty's Release? Compare and contrast the two perspectives from which the novel is told - Laurent's first person point of view and Beauty's third person limited point of view.

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