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Falls the Shadow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Davydd die of?



2. Where is Nell, at the beginning of Chapter 13?



3. How does Gruffydd's happiness with things affect the relationship between Gruffydd and Llewelyn?



4. What vow has Nell taken?



5. What has Llelo just had difficulty doing?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is Simon's defense to the lords' accusations?



2. Under what condition does Simon ultimately quit Gascony?



3. What problem have the Lusignan confronted King Henry with?



4. What complications are caused by King Louis' mediation?



5. How does Edward raise an army?



6. What is Edward's role in the opposition between Simon and King Henry?



7. What happens when Davydd dies?



8. Describe the destruction of Bran de Montfort's army at Kenilworth.



9. Describe Johanna's death.



10. What happens when Gruffydd and Owain try to escape from captivity?



Essay Topics

How would this book be different if it followed the lives of the women? What is lost--and what is gained--by focusing on the men?

Compare and contrast the family dramas of Llewelyn and Gruffydd and the drama of Simon's opposition to Henry. How are they similar? How are they different? How does the book reconcile the two dramas?

If you were to change Falls the Shadow, or write another work on the same topic, what would you do differently? What events would you cover in more detail? How would you tell this story differently yourself?

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