Sarum: The Novel of England Test | Final 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. What movement does Jane join toward the end of the chapter?

2. Whom does Adam fight in 1777?

3. What is the name of the prostitute Fleming meets?

4. What other job does Jane hold while she gains experience at a hospital?

5. What major military campaign is approaching?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sort of political trouble is brewing at the opening of the chapter?

2. How do labor troubles lead to many convicts from Sarum being sent to Australia?

3. Even though she is neutral in the matter of king versus Parliament, how does Margaret come to lead a defense force?

4. Why does Will go to the cathedral?

5. Ultimately, what effect do Jane's efforts have on Jethro Wilson and his children?

6. What must Jane do before she can accomplish her goal to serve as a nurse?

7. What enables Jane, unlike many women of the time, to avoid marriage and work toward her goals?

8. How did Peter Wilson go from being a smuggler to a sailor in the British Navy?

9. How do Adam and Patricia meet? What is their initial fascination with each other? What ultimately happens in the relationship?

10. How does Obidiah betray his sister?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Examine the setting of the novel Sarum both in terms of geography and moment in history. How crucial is the setting to the story? Could the story presented by the novel have taken place at any other location or time?

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