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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. Who rescues Michael and Harry?
2. What does Cassius claim that Michael and Sanya must accept at face value?
3. Who does Harry think casts the spells that attack Harry and Susan as they jump out of the car?
4. Who is Thomas?
5. What does Ortega intend no matter what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Anna trick Harry and escape from Father Forthill's?
2. What alternative to the duel does Ortega offer Harry and what is Harry's response?
3. Describe Harry and Shiro's conversation as they are driving to the meeting about the duel.
4. Describe the battle for the Shroud on the train.
5. Why does Marcone agree to help Harry and the Knights and how does Marcone do so?
6. Describe the duel between Ortega and Harry.
7. Describe the fight between the demons and Harry and Anna.
8. What does Nicodemus offer Harry and what is Harry's reply?
9. What do Harry and Anna encounter when they get back to where Susan is waiting?
10. Who captures Harry and where is he taken?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Death Masks.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Death Masks. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Death Masks. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
Essay Topic 2
Death Masks belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Death Masks help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Death Masks? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in Death Masks to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
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