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. Which of the following tone changes are consistent with the occurrences in "The Watcher"?

2. What submissive gesture do the slaves use when moving along the corridors?

3. How long before being kidnapped did Laurent run away from his mistress' household?

4. Which of the following is ironic?

5. Which of the following is a sign that Lexius is willingly participating in sex with Laurent?

Short Essay Questions

1. How have Beauty, Tristan, and Laurent changed since they arrived at the sultan's palace?

2. What will Beauty's fate be when the ship hits shore?

3. What elements of foreshadowing are present in "Through the City and Into the Palace"?

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

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

6. What type of memories does Laurent have about Lady Elvera?

7. Why does Inanna dress as a man to release Beauty from her constraints?

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

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

10. Describe Laurent and Tristan's treatment as ponies.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

What role does irony play in Beauty's Release? Why is the queen's punishment that is inflicted on the slaves when they return ironic?

Essay Topic 3

By the end of the novel, is the reader supposed to be convinced that there is a happy ending for all the characters? Why or why not? Find at least two supporting arguments to back up your opinion.

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