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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 Gringe tell Silas he is late for?
2. Until recently, who did Jenna believe that Septimus was?
3. What do they decide to do with the Hunter to keep him from pursuing them further?
4. What shape is the boat that appears to Jenna?
5. Where is DomDaniel's lair?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first and most important thing Boy 412 remembers from his days in the Young Army, and how does it help him now?
2. What kinds of preparations are done before the Big Freeze?
3. What happens to Stanley when he accepts an offer of a ride from Mad Jack?
4. What happens on the Vengeance when the Hunter's apprentice reveals he hasn't actually got Princess Jenna in his custody?
5. What kind of message does Marcia receive from the Message Rat, and what are the consequences of that message?
6. What happens to Stanley, the Message Rat, after Mad Jack cages him?
7. What is served for Boy 412's apprentice supper?
8. What happens when Jenna touches the circle on the wall with the dragon inside it?
9. Where is the body of DomDaniel's apprentice found, and in what condition?
10. What does the large surge of water created by DomDaniel reveal on the marsh?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Who is Silas Heap? What does he share with his family? What happens to the son that his wife, Sarah, gives birth to last? Why is this considered by all to be a tragic situation? How does Silas handle it? What is the truth behind this entire event? How long does it take before Silas and Sarah uncover it? In which chapter is one of the parents given the first hint that things might not have been what they seemed?
Essay Topic 2
Why doesn't Silas return with Marcia's SafeKeeping? Where does he get stopped and why? What are the circumstances of his incarceration? Who visits him regularly? Why is Silas unshackled? Why does Silas waffle when he discovers the unlocked door?
Essay Topic 3
Who is the first to realize that there is someone else on the boat? What countermeasures are taken, and how effective are they? What is the damage done by the attempts to stop Jenna, Nicko, and Boy 412?
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