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. Where did Adam earn his promotion to Captain?

2. What major military campaign is approaching?

3. What occupation does Jane Shockley want to pursue?

4. Who is George Forest's son?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How do many English people feel about the American soldiers?

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

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

8. In "Journey From Sarum," what major changes have occurred for John and Robert Wilson?

9. What major religious event has occurred throughout England?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The novel Sarum presents several themes. Pick one of the ongoing themes of the novel and discuss how it is portrayed throughout the story.

Essay Topic 2

Covering thousands of years, the novel mentions many specific historical events. Does the huge scope of the novel in terms of centuries and millennia make the human enacted events such as wars seem more or less significant?

Essay Topic 3

Of the few women that demonstrated an unusual amount of will and assertiveness, choose one and construct an argument stating that this specific character demonstrated the most bravery in the face of both public and private pressures.

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