Falls the Shadow Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Simon's reputation after his death?

2. What do Simon and his knights do after they get Henry's letter?

3. What do Nell and Richard try to convince Guy de Lusignan to do?

4. What is the outcome of the meeting with Henry and his barons?

5. What sparks a battle between Simon's army and Edward's?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What traits are specifically English, in Falls the Shadow? How are those traits defined in relation to France and Wales?

Essay Topic 2

One of the challenges in historical fiction is to relate the general sweep of history in a way that retains the feeling of personal experience for the people involved in that history. How does Sharon Kay Penman manage to keep the personal and the historical within sight of each other? Use specific instances from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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