Castle in the Air Test | Final 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. The genie threatens to turn Abdullah into a ____.

2. What is the name of the djinn?

3. Abdullah tells the landlord that the cats are a gift for a ____.

4. The cushion is stuffed with which kind of feathers?

5. The soldier says he would have made a good ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Abdullah orders the djinn to stop struggling and to explain himself. What is the djinn's explanation?

2. Why has Hasruel been stealing princesses?

3. Explain how Abdullah challenges Fate.

4. What was Hasruel's plan? Why did has it failed?

5. What happens when the constables arrive at the inn searching for Abdullah and the soldier?

6. What causes Abdullah to waste a wish?

7. What happens when Abdullah reaches the house of the Royal Wizard?

8. How does the soldier attempt to empathize with Abdullah?

9. Discuss the camaraderie between the men in the evening.

10. Why are the soldier and the genie not pleased with the new travel arrangements?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the purpose of the Castle in the air. What is the meaning of having the castle float, change, and move from place to place? What is the symbolism of the castle? How is it enchanted? What is Sophie's explanation? Will the castle be able to return to its normal condition or will it be forever enchanted in some way?

Essay Topic 2

When Abdullah meets Flower, he learns that she is betrothed to the Prince of Ochistan. Discuss arranged marriages. Why are marriages between royals arranged? Are arranged marriages political in nature? Are the marriages arranged to ensure continued bloodlines? How is a dowry involved? What is the importance of an arranged marriage? How does it affect the betrothed? Why are children promised to others when they are born? Do arranged marriages still occur? What happens if the marriage is broken? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Write a short story involving the Castle in the Air. Use details from the story but be original in the plot.

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