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. What area did Wilkins make bad decisions in before his death?

2. What is van Hoek's occupation?

3. Why is the woman being hanged at the beginning of the book?

4. What kind of mines does Jack buy shares in?

5. Who wants to autopsy Wilkins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Daniel say about England and war?

2. What frightens Jack in Backboden?

3. How does this book begin?

4. What does Boyle say after Wilkins's death that upsets Daniel?

5. What does Drake think of the London fire?

6. What did the Duke of York want to talk to Daniel about?

7. What does Daniel see is his role when the Declaration for Freedom of Conscience of all Dissenters is signed?

8. What does Eliza hope to sell at a fair?

9. What did Newton build on a wall in Cambridge?

10. What happens when Trinity re-opens after the first closure?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wealth is a major motivating factor for a number of characters in this book. Which characters are most affected by this, and what are some of the different ways this love for money is manifested?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What role did slavery play in this plot, and which characters were most affected by the inclusion of the theme of slavery?

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