On Fortune's Wheel Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. How long has it been since the beginning of the novel at the point where Birle and Orien finally are reunited during their time in slavery?

2. When Birle tells Joaquim of the Kingdom, what does he think of it?

3. What does Birle suggest Orien do?

4. Why does Corbel get angry with Birle?

5. What does Corbel suggest doing with Birle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Birle reveal to Joaquim that she can read?

2. What changes occur in Orien and Birle's relationship in Chapter 21 after Birle and Orien have escaped slavery and Orien is now healed?

3. What does Birle decide at the end of Chapter 19?

4. What sort of reputation has Birle earned in Chapter 17 amongst the people of the city while being a slave?

5. What does Birle understand about Nan?

6. What changes once Orien is back in the Kingdom?

7. What does Birle come to understand about Gladaegal?

8. What is Birle grateful for having known?

9. What does Joaquim say to convince Corbel to let Birle continue staying with him, and why does he do it?

10. Describe the relationship between Joaquim and Birle in Chapter 19.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although not said specifically, the idea of karma (what goes around comes around) is hinted at several times throughout the book. Define karma and what you think it means. Find the examples in the book which exemplify karma.

Essay Topic 2

Joaquim, Birle's master in the city, is an interesting character. Analyze and discuss his character. Be sure to mention the differences between him and his brother, his interests, his traits, and his loyalty for Birle and Yul. Use examples from the book to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

Many times people take something that has been given to them or something that they have learned for granted. Often times these gifts are taken for granted because people cannot see their true worth. Sometimes one might understand the true value of a gift and sometimes, never. For Birle, the two "treasures" she ultimately finds very useful to have is the ability to read and write. How did she initially feel about being given this treasure by her grandparents and why did she feel this way? Along her journey, how did her views of being able to read and write change? In what instances was it helpful? How does she regard her treasures by the end? Be specific using examples.

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