Quicksilver Test | 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. Whom does Wilkins ask to carry on his work?

2. What does Daniel retrieve for Newton during the play?

3. During what month is the Minerva attacked?

4. What is Tess's occupation?

5. What is van Hoek's occupation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What job did Jack have at the prison?

2. Why does Daniel make a hole in a roof?

3. How did Eliza come to be in the place she met Jack?

4. How did Jack meet Eliza?

5. What happened to make Daniel upset with Hooke's experiments?

6. What frightens Jack in Backboden?

7. How does Daniel describe the beginning of his friendship with Newton?

8. How does Daniel help Van Hoek in Cape Cod Bay?

9. What news does the Earl of Epsom bring Daniel?

10. What does Drake think of the London fire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The pursuit of happiness was a common theme found in this book. What parts of the plot embodied this theme, and how did that pursuit affect the characters involved?

Essay Topic 2

Diversity and discrimination are two major and related themes in this book. Where do these themes appear, and how do they work together to propel the plot of the book?

Essay Topic 3

Many characters in this book are forced to sacrifice much in order to obtain their goals. Who are some of these characters, and how did their sacrifices affect the other characters around them? Were these sacrifices worth the reward? Why or why not?

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