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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 does a boy think Sorcha is when he sees her in the forest?
2. For whom has the altar that Sorcha finds been built?
3. What do Diarmid and Liam do for Sorcha to make her life easier?
4. Who disappears shortly after Colum introduces the woman he plans to marry?
5. What bad news does Liam get about Eilis?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Sorcha's brothers do when they realize Sorchas has been attacked?
2. What is Sorcha's first impression of her father's new wife?
3. How does Finbar especially help Sorcha after her attack?
4. How does Colum handle the death of his wife?
5. What bad news does Liam hear about home?
6. What does the ceremony held by Sorcha and her brothers involve?
7. What shows that Simon has begun to trust Sorcha?
8. Who does Sorcha rely heavily on in this book, and why?
9. What is unique about Finbar?
10. After the ceremony, what does Sorcha find in a cave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What does Red give Sorcha when he proposes, and how does this prove his love for her?
Essay Topic 2
Overcoming prejudice was a very important theme in this book. Where does this theme appear, and how does Marillier present the theme in a dynamic way?
Essay Topic 3
John is a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did the author accomplish using a minor character so effectively? What are some ways that his presence, however brief, altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if John had not been in the book at all?
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