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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. 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

Essay Topic 1

Who is the hero of Falls the Shadow? Is there one distinct hero? What other characters are competing for that position? What does it mean to be a hero in Falls the Shadow?

Essay Topic 2

Write an evaluative review of Falls the Shadow. What is this book's place in culture? What are its uses? Who is its audience? What are its limitations?

Essay Topic 3

Using specific instances from the text, explain the symbolism of the book's title. What is the shadow, and where does it fall? What effect does the title have on the book? How does is guide the reader's expectations? How does the book work against the title?

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