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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 does Severo wish he could do?
2. What does Rafal do to fulfill the task Severo gave him?
3. What does Beneditx tell Palinor when he says it's impossible to know if God exists?
4. What do Fra Murta's minions force Palinor to do?
5. What does Amara say about the chapel?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Severo hope about Fra Murta?
2. Why does Severo say the experiment with Amara is void?
3. What does Fra Murta tell Severo about Aclar?
4. Describe Severo's night the night before Palinor is burned.
5. What do the servants at Saracen's house demand of Fra Murta?
6. How does Severo feel about Fra Murta and why?
7. What does Jamie do when he comes for Amara and what does he do with her?
8. What happens with Beneditx?
9. What does Beneditx say to Palinor about his new knowledge of nonbelievers? What does Palinor say to him?
10. What does Eseranca say about Palinor?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Amara's experience in the chapel affirms her utter lack of knowledge of God and gives Sor Agnete a new outlook on how non-Christians might see the world.
1. Why do you think Amara's experience in the chapel demonstrates there is no innate knowledge of God?
2. Do you think Sor Agnete will be able to translate what she realizes into wisdom? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think Amara would be frightened by the crucifix?
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
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?
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