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. Where do Frank and Claire go to observe the Scottish women's ancient rituals?

2. Where does Dougal's group camp in Part 3, Chapter 19?

3. According to Dougal's story of Jamie's flogging, what did Jamie steal immediately before he attempted to escape Captain Randall and his garrison?

4. In what country is this novel set?

5. What type of weapon does Rupert teach Claire to use in Part 3, Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Captain Randall startled when Claire mentions the Duke of Sandringham?

2. According to Jenny, why do men make love to women?

3. In Part 6, Chapter 34, why is Murtagh carrying Claire's medicine box?

4. What does Jamie do to Claire in Part 3, Chapter 22, in response to Claire's having tried to escape?

5. As the reader finds out in Part 7, Chapter 37, why has Jamie been so loath to go to France, much less to America?

6. Why does Jamie carry a dried mole's foot with him at all times?

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

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

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

10. Describe Jamie's home.

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

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?

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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