Outlander Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Diana Gabaldon
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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 the name of Colum Mackenzie's son?

2. What is the name of the inn at which Jamie and Claire arrive in Part 3, Chapter 23?

3. In Part 3, Chapter 22, Claire notes that the play of light on Jamie's face makes him look like what?

4. How long has Dougal been married to his wife?

5. At the beginning of Part 3, Chapter 21, what does Claire remove from her sleeve?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dougal tell Claire the details of Jamie's flogging?

2. Describe the reason that Jamie is an outlaw.

3. According to Geillis, why did Laoghaire leave the bad luck charm under Claire's pillow?

4. Describe the Scottish women's early morning ritual on the hill, as Claire observes it in Part 1, Chapter 2.

5. Why does Jamie sleep in the hall in front of Claire's door in Part 3, Chapter 12?

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

7. Describe the man Claire first meets when she wakes up in Part 1, Chapter 3.

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

9. What happens in Part 3, Chapter 19, to make Peter run away in fright?

10. Describe the Duke of Sandringham.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of Claire and Jenny. How are they similar and different in their understanding of Jamie? How do they treat their husbands? How do they handle stress?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the few chapters in which Jamie serves as laird of Lallybroch. Do you think the confidence and capability you see in him as a leader in those chapters carries over into later chapters, or does he develop into a leader for a moment and then revert to his ruffian self afterward?

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