Sarum: The Novel of England Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Edward Rutherfurd
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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. From where does William atte Brigge sell his goods?

2. What ultimately happens to Godric as a result of his poaching?

3. Where is the new cathedral being built?

4. What does the king tax to finance his wars?

5. Why is Godefroi hesitant to travel?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Port announce that he will give a gold cross to the nunnery?

2. How did the practice of farming come to England?

3. How does the river play a part in the beginning of the affair between Katesh and Tark?

4. How did the political troubles between the king and the knights begin?

5. How does the practice of tomb building begin in the region of Stonehenge?

6. What are some examples of quarrels between women disturbing the peace.

7. Why does Godefroi ask John of Shockley to take his wife and children away?

8. Why are so many young women sacrificed while Krona grieves over the loss of his wife and child?

9. How does Osmund's admission to the mason guild not go as planned.

10. Why does Dluc tell Krona that they must sacrifice Krona's firstborn?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing is an important literary tool. Examine the text for instances of foreshadowing. If instances are present, how do they impact the plot? If there are no instances of foreshadowing, a rare occurrence in a novel, how does the absence of foreshadowing affect the reader's reception of the story?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the structure of the novel Sarum. Is the plot progression chronological and linear, or does the presentation of the story move forward and backward in time? Are the individual chapters told in chronological order, or within single chapters are there ever instances of non-linear progression, such as flashbacks? How does the structure of the novel Sarum affect the overall story?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the point of view in the novel Sarum. Does the story come from a single narrator or multiple narrators? Does the point of view remain the same throughout the novel, or does it change, and what effect does this have on the story?

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