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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 many shirts does Sorcha have to finish when John dies?
2. Who makes Sorcha a dress?
3. Why don't people want Sorcha's help with medical problems?
4. What is provided for Sorcha's protection in Harrowfield?
5. Why does Richard tell Sorcha some of his secrets?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Sorcha agree to marry Red?
2. Why is it so hard for Red to learn anything about Sorcha?
3. Why is Sorcha so upset over John's death?
4. What future does Sorcha see in a vision?
5. What causes Sorcha to pass out during her trial?
6. Why is Sorcha so afraid of being captured by Redbeard's men?
7. Why does Red say he wants to marry Sorcha?
8. What makes Margery's delivery so difficult, and how does she get through it?
9. What does Sorcha sacrifice when Margery gives birth?
10. How does Anne help Sorcha while she is being held in prison?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the requirements to overcome the curse, and how do these affect Sorcha?
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
What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?
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