King of the Wind 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. What is Sham fitted for in Chapter 8?

2. What animal does the mare once outrun?

3. In Chapter 4, what does Agba look for outside the palace walls?

4. Why does the cook sell Sham?

5. What command does Signor Achmet give Agba in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the gifts the Sultan gives the horses before they leave for France.

2. How does the Sultan anger Agba in Chapter 1?

3. What special treatment does Agba give the pregnant mare?

4. How does Agba find nourishment for the orphaned foal?

5. Describe the foal born in Chapter 3.

6. How does the Chief Cook rid himself of Sham?

7. How does Agba anger the Earl of Godolphin?

8. Why doesn't the mare eat her corn?

9. What does Sham do when the Chief Cook takes him to the market?

10. Describe the omen Signor Achmet discovers on the foal.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What role does politics play in Sham's survival? Describe how Sham's life is affected by Moroccan, French, and English politics. Which elements of each political system benefit Sham's character? Which elements of each political system harm Sham's character?

Essay Topic 2

What role does religious tradition and Eastern culture play in the novel? How do religious traditions affect the characters in the novel? How does Sham's separation from Eastern culture affect his character? How does the same separation affect Agba's character?

Essay Topic 3

Describe how the concepts of obedience and rebellion affect the characters in the novel. What role does culture play in obedience in the novel? How does rebellious behavior affect the characters in the novel? What changes in Sham and Agba's behavior can be attributed to rebellion?

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