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The Eagle of the Ninth Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Guern help Marcus and Esca?



2. What does Esca suggest?



3. What does Marcus build while they are resting at noon on their first day past the wall?



4. What is the tune he begins to sing?



5. What does the old man show Marcus?



Essay Topics

On the eve of Marcus's surgery, Marcus is grateful for the friendship of Esca, Cottia and Cub. With no money and no job, Marcus is still worried about finding his way in the world, but he realizes that he is no longer lonely. Esca's friendship with Marcus is deepening, evidenced when he is more concerned about the surgery than the unconscious Marcus is, and he insists on personally caring for his master.

How has friendship helped you through a rough time in your life? What do you think is the reason?

Write a brief essay on how you would feel about the soldiers occupying your country. Would you be friends with them? Why or why not? Would you allow their doctors to treat you or your family? Would you enroll in their military? Would you join a resistance? Marry a citizen of that country?

Esca proves his loyalty to Marcus by offering to die in his place. Esca is a member of the Painted People, enemies of the Roman Legions. His entire family was killed fighting for their freedom against the Roman Empire. Yet, Esca has found in Marcus, a young Roman Centurion, the closest friendship. His love and loyalty for Marcus are so great that Esca is willing to abandon the remnants of his clan and die for Marcus.

What do you think about Esca offering to give his life so Marcus can get away? Was it brave or stupid? How do you think you would react in a situation like that? Do you think laying down one's life for another is a reasonable response in any situation?

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