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 is Tess's occupation?

2. How did the Duke of York find out about Hooke's experiments with dogs?

3. Who wants to autopsy Wilkins?

4. Who was with Jack when he met Churchill?

5. What did Daniel help Wilkins do while Cambridge was closed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the Minerva attacked?

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

4. What does Drake think of the London fire?

5. What does Oldenburg tell Daniel while he is in prison?

6. Why did Daniel begin studying Natural Philosophy?

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

8. What does Daniel say about England and war?

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

10. Why did Daniel think he got the best education possible at Cambridge?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Human nature is a strong symbol and theme in this book. Where does this symbol appear, and what role does it play in the book?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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?

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