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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. Which boy does Jamie accept as a helper with the horses?
2. While Ian and Jamie are discussing business in Part 5, Chapter 30, what is Claire doing?
3. What is the name of the housekeeper at Jamie's home?
4. As Ian relates to Jamie, on what holiday did Jenny and he get married?
5. Where is the abbey at which Claire, Murtagh, and Jamie arrive in Part 7, Chapter 38?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Jenny, why do men make love to women?
2. As Jamie tells Claire in Part 7, Chapter 41, why did he ask her to let him die in the immediate aftermath of his escape from Wentworth Prison?
3. What does the Franciscan priest teach Claire to do during the night when she is not sleeping?
4. As Jenny tells the others, what did she do when she realized that Captain Randall was unable to rape her?
5. Why does Jenny tell Claire what to name the baby before the baby is born?
6. Why is Jamie glad that Claire is barren?
7. How does Claire's companion keep Claire from having to talk to the English soldiers and betray her English accent?
8. How do Claire and her group get Jamie out of prison?
9. In Part 6, Chapter 34, why is Murtagh carrying Claire's medicine box?
10. When Claire goes to sees Jamie in the beginning of Part 7, Chapter 39, Murtagh stops her before she gets to the door and tells her what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of violence in the story. Do you find Claire's acceptance of violence respectable, given the circumstances, or do you find it distasteful?
Essay Topic 2
What happens in the scene in which Claire pretends to be Captain Randall in order to exorcise the terror from Jamie? Is she successful? How much does she endanger herself in those moments? Do you think the scene makes sense within the rest of the novel and within Claire's character?
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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