City of Ashes 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. Who leads the Shadowhunters toward the entrance to Bone City in Chapter 7?

2. Where did the blood come from that has been brought to the cemetery in Chapter 10?

3. Who is explaining anime to Clary in Chapter 1?

4. What is the title of Chapter 5?

5. Who digs Simon's grave in Chapter 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Clary dream about in the beginning of Chapter 8?

2. On what condition does the Faerie Queen say she'll release Clary from Seelie Court?

3. Who is Stephen Herondale and what is his significance in City of Ashes?

4. What happens to Jace after he is imprisoned in Chapter 5?

5. What conversation takes place between Jace and Valentine in Chapter 5?

6. Describe Jace's family history. Who did Jace believe to be his father?

7. What are Maia's feelings toward Jace? How are Maia's feelings about Jace tied to her past?

8. What happened to the former allies of Valentine after they'd attempted to overthrow the Clave?

9. What does Clary relate to her mother in Chapter 11? Who overhears her?

10. Describe Clary's chldhood. Who raised Clary and what has happened to this character?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of coming of age in City of Ashes. How can the characters in the novel be seen as metaphors for contemporary teenage society? What are the struggles that the characters face as they grow older and wiser? How does the author develop this theme through symbolism?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Valentine's overall objective and his actions and obstacles in the story. What does Valentine want to achieve by performing the ritual? Why does he want to achieve this goal? What must he do in order to achieve his objective?

Essay Topic 3

What is Magnus Bane's title? How does Magnus come to the assistance of Clary and her friends? How does Magnus feel about Clary and her friends? What is Magnus's relationship to Alec?

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