Honor's Splendour Test | Mid-Book 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. According to Duncan, how long are they followed by Louddon and his men?

2. Who is prettier than Louddon's sisters, Clarissa and Sara?

3. Why does Madelyne only look for Duncan and Gilard in the fray of battle?

4. After the battle, when all of Loudon's soldiers are vanquished, what does Madelyne ask of Duncan?

5. How long does Madelyne sleep after Edmund sews up her wound?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does a new found friendship with Madelyne transform Adela?

2. In what way does Duncan begin the battle?

3. Why does Duncan believe that Madelyne has a temper and a passionate nature?

4. Why does Duncan decide to allow the battle to take place before they reach his castle?

5. Why does Louddon decide to go after Duncan once he discovers the destruction at the castle?

6. Why does Duncan lie to Madelyne about how much time he spends with her while she is sick with fever?

7. Madelyne promises Adela that she obtains a promise from Duncan that is slightly deceitful. What is the promise and how is it deceitful?

8. What is Madelyne's reaction to hearing that Duncan and Gilard are going to war because of a sister?

9. In Chapter One, how does the author support the idea that Duncan is a warrior before all else?

10. Duncan takes a nightly swim in the very cold water of the lake. What are his reasons, new and old?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

During the novel, Madelyne often refers to herself as a coward. By the end of the novel, Duncan refers to Madelyne as courageous. Explain whether or not Madelyne is a coward or courageous and why. Why do Duncan and Madelyne disagree on this point and who is right, or are they both right? Explain your opinion and provide at least three concrete examples to support your point of view.

Essay Topic 2

Duncan informs Adela that she is to allow Gerald to kiss her. How does the author use the relationships between Gerald and Adela and Madelyne and Duncan to explore the theme that the power of love conquers all? Compare and contrast these two romantic relationships and provide examples from the novel to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Madelyne hesitates over saying, "I do" when she is forced to marry Duncan. Gilard takes a step forward and Madelyne quickly says her vows in an effort to prevent the brothers from fighting. Madelyne has a tendency to sacrifice herself in an effort to protect other people. Discuss all the ways in which Madelyne sacrifices herself or her best interest since the beginning of the novel. Are these sacrifices worthwhile, self-serving, manipulative, all for naught, or neutral? Why? How does Madelyne view these sacrifices? How do other people react to Madelyne's sacrifices? How do these sacrifices shape other characters' view of Madelyne? Provide examples from the book to support your conclusions.

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