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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. When is this book set?
3. To whom does Sorcha pray for help after something of hers is destroyed by her new mother?
4. What is the name of the woman Colum plans to marry?
5. Where does Sorcha find an altar?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is it so hard for Red to learn anything about Sorcha?
2. After the ceremony, what does Sorcha find in a cave?
3. What does Sorcha sacrifice when Margery gives birth?
4. What is unique about Padriac?
5. Why does Sorcha not defend herself during the trial?
6. What does Sorcha say is the hardest part of their brothers' curse?
7. What good news does Red bring to Sorcha?
8. What is starwort?
9. Why does Red say he wants to marry Sorcha?
10. What does Sorcha have difficulty doing after her attack?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This plot takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Marillier have chosen these particular places for a specific plot point to take place?
Essay Topic 2
The characters in this book all have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write each character's main motivation throughout the book and how their goals affected the characters around them.
Essay Topic 3
How does Lady Oonagh show her power, and how is her power overcome in the end?
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