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 happening in the garden where Tristan and Laurent are led?

2. What does the master acknowledge about the slaves?

3. What is used to lead the group of slaves down the corridor?

4. When Laurent compares his mistress to Beauty, what does he think makes the difference in regards to love?

5. What does Beauty realize carries no weight in her life as a slave?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does foreshadowing occur when the master addresses the slaves?

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

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

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

5. What does Beauty question about the harem that is also an instance of foreshadowing?

6. Who is Beauty?

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

8. Why does Laurent decide to get married?

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

10. What relationships can the reader expect to be explored in this novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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