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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. Why does Rafal tell Severo he can no longer serve him?
2. From whom does Jamie find out about Amara's birth?
3. What does Palinor wonder about as he waits for the morning?
4. Who is the only person who ends up escaping all the consequences of Palinor's death?
5. Why does Severo insist that Palinor has not sinned?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Beneditx say to Palinor about his new knowledge of nonbelievers? What does Palinor say to him?
2. What does Sor Agnete realize about the crucifix in the chapel?
3. Describe Severo's dream and what he sees is the moral in it.
4. What does Palinor think about as far as writings of St. Augustine?
5. Describe Severo's night the night before Palinor is burned.
6. What does Jamie find out about Amara's birth mother?
7. Summarize the discussion between Severo and Fra Murta about conscience and Palinor.
8. Why does Severo say the experiment with Amara is void?
9. What does Palinor see as he rides into Ciudad?
10. What does Amara do after Jamie leaves her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Now that Beneditx has spent time with Palinor, he realizes that a man can be good without knowing God. Palinor has been nothing but kind and respectful to the people he has encountered, and he has used his time at Saracen's House to study and to make practical improvements to the grounds and for its servants.
1. Write a comparison of how Beneditx's and Palinor's relationship has changed compared to two persons from very different cultures who get to know each other well.
2. If nonbelievers can be good and believers can be bad, explain what you think creates a good or a bad person.
3. Do you think Palinor is being illogical for helping people who might put him to death? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Amara's upbringing by wolves, however, seems to have altered her in ways that cannot be changed, such as her dislike for human touch and contact, things that humans have long assumed are necessary for healthy living. Like an animal, Amara only seems to live in the present and seems unaware of how the past and future affect her.
1. Do you think that animals live only in the present? Why or why not?
2. Do you think if a human child really was raised by the wolves that child would ever be able to learn all of the intricacies of being human? Why or why not?
3. What do you think would be the effect on human society if humans lived mostly for the present without looking back to the past or ahead to the future?
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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