Honor's Splendour Test | Final Test - Hard

Julie Garwood
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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. Who is Father Laurence?

2. Who is Rinehold?

3. Where does Father Bertan go in the middle of the night on Madelyne and Duncan's wedding night?

4. What is the reason that Duncan gives Madelyne for failing to take his nightly swim?

5. Before Madelyne knows what is to become of her, she makes demands and throws a jug of ale at whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Madelyne not believe Duncan when he tells her that her wolf saves her life?

2. How does Duncan manage to honor the pledges he makes to both Adela and Gerald?

3. What are three reasons that Madelyne is upset when Gilard and Edmond leave to give their forty days to their overlord?

4. How does the fact that Father Laurence is an impostor affect Duncan and Madelyne?

5. Madelyne prepares for Gerald's visit by performing what preparations to her appearance and dress?

6. Edmond makes a complete change in his attitude toward Madeline, welcoming her to the Wexton family. Why?

7. What is Madelyne's plan to fight back against Louddon?

8. Who is Rachel and what is the truth of Rachel's relationship with her husband and with Louddon that is overheard by Madelyne in London?

9. Why does Duncan speak to Edmond about the Falcon holding?

10. When Louddon testifies in front of the king, what does he say and do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Madelylne begins by dreaming of Odysseus and then sings about his adventures, teaching the Wextons and Gerald of his story. From whom and under what circumstances does Madlyne learn about Odysseus and Ployphemus? Who are these mythological characters and how do they allude to characters in Honor's Splendour? Who reminds Madelyne of Odysseus and why? Who reminds Madelyne of Polyphemus and why? Does Madelyne find that in the end, she is living the dream of Odysseus? Provide examples from the book to support your conclusions.

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