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

2. What is Joseph Porter's occupation?

3. In what year does "New World" open?

4. According to Adam's thinking, who will win the war between the Americans and the British?

5. In what year does "The Encampment" open?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What sort of religious duplicity does Edward Shockley enact?

3. What fortuitous event leads to Adam's marriage and relocation to America?

4. How is the Shockley family affected by the political crisis?

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

6. What major conflict is taking place in England, and who are the opposing sides?

7. What path does Adam take to become a soldier?

8. How is Stonehenge at one time private property and later property of the British government?

9. How does Obidiah betray his sister?

10. Why does Adam believe that the American rebels will ultimately prevail against the British?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Who is the author Edward Rutherfurd, and what are some of his other notable works?

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