Beauty's Release Test | Lesson Plans 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 the master inspects Beauty, what does he slap?

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

3. What type of sexual relationships were present in the queen's kingdom?

4. Which of the following does Laurent regret?

5. When the master addresses the slaves, why are they shocked?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the sexuality of the prisoners suppressed?

2. What does the master require of the slaves?

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

4. Why does Laurent decide to get married?

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

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

7. What was Beauty's Punishment about?

8. What is the first instance of humanization for the slaves?

9. What kind of life does Beauty want for herself?

10. How does Beauty show that she has not adjusted to royal life?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Consider the role of decision as a theme. Discuss what makes decision a theme in the novel. Explain which decisions are most significant in the novel.

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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