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 does "mo duinne" mean?

2. What caused the immense scarring on Jamie's back?

3. After marrying Jamie, what is Claire's relation to Colum Mackenzie?

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

5. When the men and Claire leave the castle to collect rent from the surrounding lands in Part 3, Chapter 11, who is the leader of the group?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Duke of Sandringham.

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

3. In Part 1, Chapter 5, how does Claire determine what year it is?

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

5. As Claire reveals to Jamie, how did she know Arthur Duncan's immediate cause of death?

6. What unexpected event happens while Claire and Jamie are making love in the woods in Part 3, Chapter 20?

7. As Jenny tells Jamie, why did Captain Randall not rape her when he had the chance?

8. What does Frank ask Claire about her behavior during the war?

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

10. Describe the wedding ring that Jamie gives Claire.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although Mrs. MacNab only appears in two chapters, she serves as a highly effective foil to the Redcoats' menacing potential, but also as the reason Jamie is betrayed by his own clansman. Describe the role of Mrs. MacNab in the story. How would the plot have floundered or have turned out differently without her?

Essay Topic 2

Compare Claire's two marriages, particularly her compatibility with Frank and with Jamie. Do you think she made the right decision when she chose to stay with Jamie? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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

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