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. Madelyne is surprised that one of the Wextons is happy that she marries into the family? Which Wexton is happy?

2. Madelyne almost gets herself injured when she does what?

3. Which two brothers trade insults with Gerald at dinner?

4. According to Chapter 22, what is the first thing that Duncan says to Madelyne when she sees him at the cottage?

5. Who is Henry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Madelyne suspect that Duncan is sent to the country for a month to cool off?

2. Why does Madelyne practice archery so hard and long?

3. What suggestion does Gilard make that he thinks solves Madelyne's problem and why is it a self-serving solution?

4. After dinner and Madelyne's singing, what alliances do Duncan and Edmond discuss with regard to Louddon?

5. 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?

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

7. Why does Madelyne make a sudden decision to marry Duncan?

8. Why does Duncan refuse to call witnesses to testify in his defense before the king?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lady Eleanor, the woman who Duncan once considers as a marriage partner, is mentioned several times in the novel. While in London, Madelyne is accosted by Lady Eleanor. Use examples of Madelyne's reaction to the mention of Lady Eleanor, and then their actual meeting, to show if there is any change in Madelyne's self confidence. Use examples from the novel to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

In the novel it is revealed that Louddon has a sexual relationship with the king that gives him favor with the king, yet Louddon is strongly attracted to Madelyne's mother, then Madelyne. Louddon realizes what a valuable commodity Madelyne is and must choose between selling her into marriage for the money or keeping her for his own lustful purposes. Compare and contrast the lure of lust, power and money for Louddon. Does his greed for any of these lead to his downfall? If he is able to retain control of Madelyne, is it more likely he keeps her for himself or sells her into marriage for the money? Provide examples from the book to support your conclusions.

Essay Topic 3

One night Madelyne watches from her window as Duncan dives into the frosty waters of the nearby lake. It's also on that night that she first sees a large wolf on the hill near the castle. Duncan's reputation for being primitive and fearless leads to his nickname, the Wolf. Why is Duncan likened to a wolf from the very beginning of the novel? Which characters liken him to a wolf? What words does the author use to make Duncan seem wolf-like? Why does the novel end with Madelyne being saved from Louddon by the wolf? Compare and contrast Duncan with the wolf, both figuratively and literally. Provide examples from the book to support your conclusions.

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