Outlander Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Diana Gabaldon
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Mid-Book 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. 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

Essay Topic 1

Describe the setting in a few different scenes in the novel. How does the setting work with the characters to move the plot forward? How does the setting inhibit the characters' action?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Remember the minor incident of Frank's seeing the ghost in Chapter 1. Does the scene make sense in light of the rest of the novel, or did the author simply introduce an event and then abandon it? Interpret the scene using your best literary-critical know-how.

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