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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Ben dislike having Sorcha in the group?
2. Why did Richard try to get rid of Simon?
3. What makes it hard for Sorcha to steer in the storm?
4. Where does Sorcha cry with Red?
5. How does John die?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Betrayal is a theme introduced at the very beginning of this book. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters are most affected by it?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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