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Outlander Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Diana Gabaldon
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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. Where is Claire at the opening of Part 3, Chapter 21?

2. What does "Broch Tuarach" mean?

3. What gift does Colum Mackenzie give Claire in Part 4, Chapter 24?

4. What injures Father Bain in Part 4, Chapter 24?

5. With what offense is the tanner's lad charged in Part 2, Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. By the end of Part 3, Chapter 16, what has Jamie deduced about Claire's origins?

2. In Part 3, Chapter 11, what does Jamie do after Dougal finishes making each speech in the various villages?

3. Describe the ring that Claire gives back to Jamie after Chapter 14's major event.

4. Why does Jamie feel so dirty and unable to touch Claire?

5. What does the Franciscan priest teach Claire to do during the night when she is not sleeping?

6. When Claire first finds Jamie in Part 7, Chapter 35, why does he look so haggard despite apparently not having been beaten?

7. Why does Jamie receive the beating instead of Laoghaire, when she is accused of loose behavior in Part 2, Chapter 6?

8. Describe the Redcoat Claire chases in Part 7, Chapter 37.

9. How did the young Alex MacGregor die?

10. How do Claire and her group get Jamie out of prison?

Essay Topics

Colum and Dougal Mackenzie present a fascinating image of the dual leadership of a clan. What responsibilities does each brother have, and who do you think ultimately makes the more convincing leader? Describe each character in as much detail as you can, and then explain his behavior through the lens of those character sketches.

Villainy is a strong theme in this novel. Compare Captain Randall with Dougal and with Wentworth Prison. How are the three similar? How is Captain Randall the villain par excellence? Is there any moment in which the reader can feel compassion for Captain Randall, or is he unmitigatedly evil? Can the reader feel compassion or sympathy for Dougal or for Wentworth Prison in some way?

Describe two major themes that occur throughout the novel, and explicate the ways in which the author discusses them.

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