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

Edward Rutherfurd
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does "The Calm" open?

2. Whom does Edward Shockley marry?

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

4. In what service is Peter Wilson forced to serve?

5. What do Abigail and Peter Mason remove from the cathedral?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Pick one of the major themes of the novel Sarum and build an argument stating that one specific theme was the most powerful force in shaping lives over the course of the centuries.

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

Some of the author's portrayal of English life is based on documented historical fact, and other parts are based on theories and conjecture. Which parts of the novel do you believe are based on "best guesses"? Do you find these portions of the novel any less entertaining than the parts that are closely based on historical fact?

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