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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Birle warn Orien about when she is finally able to talk with him?
2. What does Damall do for Birle, Yul and Orien after meeting them?
3. What does Birle request of the Earl and his Lady near the end of Chapter 23?
4. What do the notices around the city state?
5. What happened to Joaquim's wife?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
From start to finish, Birle has a very independent nature. As the heroine of the novel, is her independence refreshing? Is it appropriate for the time period the novel is set in? How is she independent and what does her independence say about her character? How has this trait helped her or impeded her? How did she develop her independence and has it driven her to make the write or wrong choices? Give several examples from the novel to support your claims.
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