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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 do Diana's parents feel about Diana and Dunstan not marrying?
2. What is revealed in Europe as Dunstan's life long interest?
3. After Amasa Dempster gives his resignation to his congregation, what does rumor say he does with Mrs. Dempster?
4. Joel Surgeoner is the head of what?
5. Why does Amasa Dempster refuse to prosecute the man Mrs. Dempster was found with?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mary Dempster meet Dunstan when he visits her with her coat and jacket on?
2. How did Dunstan gain his nest egg?
3. What is Boy Staunton's association with the Crown Prince?
4. Boy wants Dunstan to drop his fixation with saints, but Dunstan feels differently about his path in life. Why?
5. Why does Boy choose the Prince of Wales as his role model?
6. Why is Dunstan unwilling to marry any woman?
7. When Dunstable awakens in the hospital, what has happened to his body?
8. What does Dunstan think is suspicious about the way Leola died?
9. Why does Padre Blazon suggest that Dunstan put aside his guilt over Mary Dempster?
10. Why does Dunstable carry around a Bible when he is a soldier?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 1, Percy Staunton is referred to as the narrator's "lifelong friend and enemy." Using examples from the book, which would you say Percy was to the narrator - a friend or an enemy?
Essay Topic 2
What is the role that magic plays in the life of Paul Dempster? How and why does his interest in magic start? Does magic play any role in his decision to run away? What is Paul doing with magic as an adult? How does Paul describe his relationship with magic? Support your answer with examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
Pick one of the following, and write about how the new name does or does not support the character's persona. Use examples from the text.
1. Dunstan as the Saint.
2. Percy as Boy.
3. Paul as Eisengrim.
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