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. Besides Beauty, which other slaves are taken behind Laurent?

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

3. What is the next process that the slaves have to go through after the master talks to them?

4. For what does Lexius get out a whip to punish Laurent?

5. Where would Laurent chase women in the morning when he served his mistress?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the sexual experience that Laurent and Lexius share, how do both men feel?

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

3. Why does Laurent decide to get married?

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

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

6. Describe the types of love that Laurent considers.

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

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

9. Why is Tristan reluctant to be rescued?

10. What becomes of Tristan after his time spent as a pony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one motif, reoccurring item, idea, character, or theme, that you think is significant to the plot or character development in the novel. Explain why this motif is significant and why you think it is important to point this motif out.

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

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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