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 is the name of the captured American boy?

2. Where does Will Wilson decide to move?

3. In what year does "Boney" open?

4. Whom does Nellie marry?

5. In what year does "The Henge II" open?

Short Essay Questions

1. What major religious event has occurred throughout England?

2. How does Godefroi go about trying to improve his family's financial situation?

3. How does Ralph lose his position at the school?

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

5. Why does a visit from Canon Nicodemus result in Ralph staying at the doctor's house?

6. Despite success in their business deal, what sort of scandal erupts from Edward bringing Fleming to England?

7. Why does Will go to the cathedral?

8. What is the most noticeable event happening in "The Encampment"?

9. What other community services does Jane contribute to while she is earning her nursing credentials?

10. Despite participating in wars in other parts of the world, why is the time period covered in the chapter "The Calm" considered a time of peace for most English people?

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

Briefly explain the most significant political upheavals mentioned in the chapter "New World."

Essay Topic 3

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?

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