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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. Where is Simon being held?
2. What happens to the apprentice as they watch the spell of Septimus' birth unfold?
3. What does a ghost woman tell Silas?
4. What happens to the giant python when the Big Thaw comes?
5. What does Aunt Zelda reveal with her spell to see the truth of Septimus' life?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Aunt Zelda and the group decide to do with the Hunter before he thaws, and who finds and carries out the spell?
2. What does DomDaniel do when he senses the presence of Jenna and Boy 412?
3. What kinds of preparations are done before the Big Freeze?
4. What happens to Stanley, the Message Rat, after Mad Jack cages him?
5. What or who did the Hunter bring with him other than his apprentice to guard his prisoners on the way back to the castle?
6. What does Stanley's wife, Dawnie, tell him as he is getting ready to leave?
7. Why is Marcia unable to return to the Keeper's Cottage that night?
8. How does Aunt Zelda manage to heal DomDaniel's apprentice?
9. What kind of message does Marcia receive from the Message Rat, and what are the consequences of that message?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What spell does Marcia attempt to teach everyone in the house? Who balks, claiming they already know one, which is sufficient? Where does Marcia get the spell from? What is the spell called and when do they have occasion to actually use it? Who is left out at that time and why?
Essay Topic 2
Who is the Hunter? What is he hunting and for whom? What tools does he have at his disposal? Who is his latest prey? Why is this prey so important and to whom? What kind of help does he have, and who does it come from? What powers of persuasion does he use, and on whom?
Essay Topic 3
Who catches DomDaniel's apprentice? Where does he bring him? What do they discover after Jenna calls him stupid? What confession does he inadvertently make? How does Nicko respond? When Zelda reminds him that the apprentice is just a boy, what does the apprentice reveal that surprises and dismays everyone?
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