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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. What was to happen in the ballroom downstairs?

2. What did Alvin think about when he had woken?

3. Why did Alvin shake Horace Guester's hand gladly?

4. How old is Alvin at this point in the story?

5. What had Cavil never seen anything so graceful as?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Old Peg shoot the Finder dead?

2. How did Alvin realize that Miss Larner was right?

3. Why wasn't Peggy as dressed up as some of the other girls at the ball?

4. What did Alvin and Measure teach each other?

5. Why was Old Peg Guester so upset that Arthur Stuart couldn't be taught at the schoolhouse?

6. Why was Alvin so offended at the idea that Miss Larner had paid him to look after her?

7. What decision changed little Peggy's life, and in what way did it change?

8. Why did Hank Dowser seek to calm Makepeace Smith after he had riled him up?

9. What did Pauley say that was so offensive?

10. What plan did Alvin come up with to make sure that the Finders would never find Arthur Stuart again?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the slave girl had an impact on Little Peggy. What did the slave girl bring to light in little Peggy, and how did this impact Peggy's life in a positive manner? What might have occurred had the slave girl never appeared?

Essay Topic 2

How does this novel paint a dark picture of slavery and therefore of American history? Is it important to keep in mind the past? Why or why not? What is important about remembering the era of slavery in America?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Makepeace's treatment of Alvin while he was an indentured apprentice. What measures have come into place since Alvin's time to protect the interests of apprentices in North America?

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