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. When Beauty thinks she is about to collapse, who appears to hold her as she is dried?

2. With whom does Beauty seem to have the most mutual attraction?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Laurent claim that the sex slaves' current position is degrading?

2. Why does Laurent begin crying in the sultan's bedchamber?

3. Why are the slaves adorned with jewels and glitter?

4. Why does Tristan first feel that Laurent is disturbing the order of the sultanate?

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

6. Describe Beauty's emotions when she sees the harem on the other side of the wall.

7. Who is Beauty?

8. What was the Claiming of Sleeping Beauty about?

9. Why does Laurent decide to get married?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character ends up in the most ideal situation by the end of the novel, in terms of the happiness as the characters see it? Use at least one citation from the novel to back up your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the sultan. How does he treat Laurent, Tristan, and others around him? Is this what you expected? Why or why not? What was your final impression of the sultan, and how did it differ from your first impression of him? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Consider the sexualized, genderized, and class-based society in which Beauty and the rest of the characters live. How does this society differ from the society in which you live? Make three comparisons. Point out three differences.

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