Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Birle feel when she realizes she will never see the Lord again?
2. What is Birle's position in society?
3. Who is Birle's master?
4. Who else does the older man buy?
5. Birle knows that the movement she sees at the beginning of the novel is not a man of the village because of what?
Short Essay Questions
1. In the beginning of Chapter 2, the mysterious man is asleep while Birle lies awake, yet she is unafraid. What makes her not fear this man?
2. What drives Birle to suggest that she travel with the Lord, and what compels him to agree?
3. Describe Birle's work as a slave for Joaquim and what drives her to work so hard.
4. Why does Birle agree to marry Muir, and how does she feel about the wedding near the end of Chapter 2?
5. In Chapter 21, once Orien is well, what differences does he say is in Birle's character?
6. Up until Chapter 6, Birle has more or less played the man's role in catching fish, rowing the boat, and even saving the Lord by slitting a dog's throat. But in this chapter, how does the Lord finally portray traits that are deemed "manly" by society?
7. What is Birle grateful for having known?
8. How could the initial encounter between Birle and the thief be described?
9. What does Orien reveal to Birle now that he has found her again in Chapter 25?
10. What does Joaquim say to convince Corbel to let Birle continue staying with him, and why does he do it?
Birle and Orien are two very different people. Compare and contrast not only their lifestyles but also their characters. How these two different people manage to get along? Use specific examples from the book.
Family is an important theme, especially in the beginning of the novel. Both Birle and Orien share stories of their families with one another. What is the importance of family to each character and how has family led them to their journey? How does the idea of a family tie-in to the end of the novel?
We meet Gladaegal as we near the end of the novel. Compare and contrast Gladaegal and Orien. How is their relationship with one another? Who might make a better Earl, and why?
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