Heartless: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Marissa Meyer
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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 instrument does Jest play for the King and Catherine?

2. Who is with the King when he asks Catherine's father for permission to court her?

3. Why is Catherine unable to eat while at the King's ball?

4. What is the prize for winning the baking contest?

5. Who is the only person Catherine tells about having gone to Hatta's tea party with Jest?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Catherine has dinner with her parents after the King's tea party, why does the Marchioness send the dessert away?

2. What information about Jest does Catherine withhold from Mary Ann when she confesses that she was at a tea party with him?

3. What does Catherine do with all of the gifts the King sends her while he is courting her?

4. Why is Catherine baking lemon tarts at the beginning of the book?

5. Why does Catherine think that the riddle Hatta tells her about a heart is inaccurate?

6. Why is Mary Ann frightened when she comes into Catherine's room on the night of Hatta's tea party?

7. What reason does the Duke give Catherine for his housekeeper seeming shaken by her visit?

8. Why does the King decide to court Catherine instead of immediately proposing?

9. How does Hatta feel about Jest trying to keep Catherine from performing at his tea party?

10. After the King asks permission to court Catherine, how does Catherine know that Jest is waiting outside her window?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay discussing the importance of the subplot between Margaret and the Duke. Discuss how the subplot supports some of the book’s themes and how the author uses the subplot to move the main plot along.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay examining the theme of love and loss. What conclusion does the author seem to come to about the question of whether it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing how the author uses the game of chess to develop Jest’s character and to give structure to the plot.

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