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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the nuns believe about Amara and Fra Murta?
2. What does Fra Murta say will make Palinor confess his sins?
3. What does Palinor say about his fall from the ship?
4. What does Severo do when Amara answers Fra Murta's second set of questions?
5. What does Beneditx feel when he tries to pray?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a glimmer of hope for the nuns as Amara takes to the litter box. Her savage nature, however, is once more revealed as she immediately is accepted into a pack of hunters' hounds.
1. Do you think it is possible for a child to be raised in the wilds and survive? Why or why not?
2. Do you think, given Amara's age, she will ever be able to act completely human? Why or why not?
3. How do you think the situation with Amara could be used to test the nature versus nurture controversy?
Essay Topic 2
Palinor tells his entire story to the court, telling them that he rose to power through his achievements and respect of his fellow countrymen, attributes that are necessary to gain authority in the theocracy of Grandinsula.
1. From the above sentence and reading in the book what do you think a theocracy is and why would that form of government be a threat to the governing body on the island?
2. Discuss what do you think of a country where a man can become king through achievements and respect?
3. Do you think, given Palinor's background there is anyway for him to find common ground with those on the island? 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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