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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 design is in the center of the yoke of the dress that Madelyne is wearing for the wedding ceremony?
2. Adela overhears an upsetting conversation about Madelyne between Duncan and whom?
3. In Chapter 19, what does Madelyne do instead of taking her nightly bath?
4. Madelyne prays for something for herself. What?
5. How does the king die?
Short Essay Questions
1. Edmond makes a complete change in his attitude toward Madeline, welcoming her to the Wexton family. Why?
2. Why does Madelyne make a sudden decision to marry Duncan?
3. How does the fact that Father Laurence is an impostor affect Duncan and Madelyne?
4. Why does Louddon believe that Madelyne does as he commands while she is under his control in London?
5. After dinner and Madelyne's singing, what alliances do Duncan and Edmond discuss with regard to Louddon?
6. Why does Duncan insist that Gerald kiss Adela?
7. In Chapter 22, why does Madelyne want to delay her marriage to Duncan?
8. What is Madelyne's plan to fight back against Louddon?
9. What are three reasons that Madelyne is upset when Gilard and Edmond leave to give their forty days to their overlord?
10. What changes does Madelyne make to the hall without permission from Duncan after she and Duncan are wed?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Madelyne shows, by her words and behavior from the outset of the novel, that she does not consider herself important or valued. Write an essay that provides examples from the novel to prove that Madelyne does not value herself and then describe how this affects the other characters in the novel. Do any of the characters in the book have conscious knowledge that she does not value herself or does this behavior simply confuse the other characters? Provide examples from the book.
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