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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. How does Sorcha feel around the woman her father plans to marry?
2. How long does Sorcha treat Simon?
3. When is this book set?
4. Who takes care of Sorcha when her father is away?
5. How does Colum respond to what Father Brien says about the woman he plans to marry?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who helps the prisoner, and why?
2. What strange things happen on the day of Colum's wedding?
3. What is a luath?
4. What is Sorcha's first impression of her father's new wife?
5. What does the Lady of the Forest say to Sorcha after her attack?
6. How does Colum handle the death of his wife?
7. Who does Sorcha rely heavily on in this book, and why?
8. How does Sorcha feel when her oldest brother gets engaged?
9. What does Sorcha have difficulty doing after her attack?
10. What is starwort?
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
What does Red give Sorcha when he proposes, and how does this prove his love for her?
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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