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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 is Joaquim's goal?
2. What does Corbel suggest doing with Birle?
3. Once Orien is well, what happens to him at night?
4. What can Nan tell about Birle without her saying anything?
5. What does Birle request of the Earl and his Lady near the end of Chapter 23?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Birle grateful for having known?
2. When Orien is injured and Birle rushes to the laboratory, what does she realize?
3. What does Birle come to understand about Gladaegal?
4. Describe Nan and Birle's meeting.
5. Birle realizes that Corbel, along with being cruel and greedy, is also clever. How is he clever, especially with the throwing of the feast?
6. Describe Damall's character and who he is.
7. What does Joaquim say to convince Corbel to let Birle continue staying with him, and why does he do it?
8. In Chapter 21, once Orien is well, what differences does he say is in Birle's character?
9. How is Birle's life now in Chapter 15, living with Joaquim?
10. Who is Lady Fortune and what does Joaquim say about her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Birle has an interesting relationship with Nan. Describe who Nan is and how she is related to Birle. What does Birle feel for Nan given their relationship? How does she feel about her in the beginning of the book compared to the end? Throughout the novel, Nan is mentioned or thought of by Birle. Are these thoughts positive or negative? Why is Birle thinking about Nan and what does she owe to Nan? Discuss their relationship and how it has affected Birle's person. Use examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Birle had the chance to live an easy life with no work as a Lady. In the beginning, she had wanted the escape from her Inn duties but it seems that at the end, she has changed her mind. What has brought this change about? Why does she refuse the life of a Lady and go back to one where she must do all the work herself? What are her reasons for leaving Orien and not telling him? Is she right to do so? How is she finally taking control of her Fortune's Wheel with this decision?
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