Falls the Shadow Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 happens when Edward shows up at Kenilworth?

2. What does Davydd hope he can do in Wales?

3. Where does Edward join King Henry?

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

5. How does the falling out affect Edward?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is going on in Wales as the tensions escalate between King Henry and Simon over the Oxford Provisions?

2. How does Simon's defeat affect Llewelyn and Nell?

3. Why doesn't Nell de Montfort turn over castles as required by treaty, and what happens to resolve this issue?

4. How is Simon's army nearly wiped out?

5. What problems does Simon confront after his victory over Henry?

6. What are the conditions Simon imposes on King Henry when he triumphs over him?

7. Describe the fight that leads to Henry's surrender.

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

9. How does Edward raise an army?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence? Describe an element that ought to have been covered, and explain why it would have made the book stronger.

Essay Topic 2

Evaluate your own reading of Falls the Shadow--did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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