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On Fortune's Wheel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is Birle's position in society?



2. What does the Lord think is the truth about his father's death?



3. What about the strange man captures Birle once he awakens in the morning?



4. What is Birle's goal in regards to the thief and the boat?



5. Who tries to buy Birle first?



Short Essay Questions

1. How is Birle's life now in Chapter 15, living with Joaquim?



2. Birle sees a hand nailed to a board holding a gold coin and she finds out that there is another hand on the other side as well as the heads that go with the hands elsewhere at the marketplace. What do these represent and who are they?



3. Near the end of Chapter 5, the Lord is very sorrowful and then complains about having to sleep in a boat. Briefly describe just what he says and what his words tell us about his character.



4. What new information do we find out about Birle's family and life in Chapter 7?



5. Describe Nan and Birle's meeting.



6. What do Ker and Torson say when Orien tells them of his heritage, and where he and Birle are from?



7. What are the "treasures" Birle's grandparents bestow upon her and why are they so important?



8. Why did Birle used to shirk from her inn duties?



9. Birle realizes that Corbel, along with being cruel and greedy, is also clever. How is he clever, especially with the throwing of the feast?



10. Who is Lady Fortune and what does Joaquim say about her?



Essay Topics

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.

The setting is extremely important to the novel. Although Birle and Orien are from the Kingdom, they end up many places outside of it. Discuss the importance of setting. What does it accomplish? What is the setting of the novel and what are a few examples of the places Birle and Orien travel to. What is their importance?

The entire novel is told from Birle's point of view. Authors use a certain point of view to achieve a certain mood for the story. What do you think Voigt is trying to achieve in allowing us only Birle's thoughts and views? Why not see Orien's? How might the story have been different if we were to glimpse at what Orien thought. Would our thinking of the events of the book possibly change?

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