Sarum: The Novel of England Test | Final Test - Hard

Edward Rutherfurd
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Joseph Porter's occupation?

2. In what year does "The Unrest" open?

3. In the 1580s, the English fear an invasion by what nation?

4. Godfrey takes vows to become what?

5. In what year does "Boney" open?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The chapter beginning in the year 1244 is titled "The Foundling." Why does the chapter have this title, and how is this a fitting title?

Essay Topic 3

Religious conflicts as presented in the novel range from hunter-gatherers conflicting over worship of the sun god versus the moon god to sixteenth century English disagreeing over who should be head of the English church. Are there any religious conflicts that seem to be less about actual religious belief and more about politics?

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