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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 do the nuns decide the best approach is to helping Amara?

2. Who is Margarlida ordering around?

3. What does Palinor need?

4. Who does Palinor say he is?

5. From where is Palinor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Amara that put her into her present condition when brought back to the Abbey?

2. Where does Palinor travel to find help and what does the prefect observe about him?

3. What do Severo and Beneditx debate about and what are each of their views?

4. What does Josefa do to help Amara's recovery?

5. Who is waiting for Severo when he returns home?

6. For what is Beneditx noted?

7. What does Severo decide to do with the wolf girl?

8. When a man comes up to Amara and Josefa as they cut nettles what does he tell them?

9. How does Severo respond to Jamie's story?

10. What happens when Dolca comes into Palinor's room on an errand?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Fra Murta believes a country without religion sounds horrible, as religious leaders believe people's belief in God is the only thing that keeps them from sinning. Palinor counters by saying that people also will abide by laws, because they make sense, again providing an alternate explanation for something Grandinsula's leaders previously have attributed only to God.

1. Do you think people obey the law in America because the law makes sense? Why or why not?

2. Do you think Palinor's statement about the law holds true for every person who lives in Aclar? Why or why not?

3. Why do you think the religious leaders have such little faith in men obeying the law?

Essay Topic 2

When the prefect immediately throws Palinor in jail for not having a religion, it is clear that the island has no tolerance for dissenters, despite their station in life. Part of that intolerance is driven by fear, as the Christians on this island believe that religion keeps lawlessness at bay. Ironically, Palinor, a model of politeness and respect, has broken no moral code nor harmed anyone on Grandinsula, when he is thrown into jail.

1. Explain the irony in Palinor's situation. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think that intolerance is a problem in the world today? Why or why not?

3. Do you think that religion keeps people from committing crimes? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The theme of whether coincidences or luck have a place in a world supposedly ruled by God comes into play in Chapter 1.

1. What do you think the statement above means? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. There are some belief systems which state there are no coincidences. Discuss what you think about this belief.

3. Do you think the theme of whether coincidences or luck have a place in a world is adequately supported in the first chapter? Why or why not?

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