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. In what year does "The Rose" open?

2. Where does Peter deliver his contraband?

3. What influences Will's decision to move?

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

5. Who provides the evidence that exonerates Margaret?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Obidiah betray his sister?

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

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

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

7. Why does Will go to the cathedral?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The chapter beginning in the year 1244 is titled "The Foundling." Why does the chapter have this title, and how is this a fitting title?

Essay Topic 3

In the course of the novel various female characters represent the role of women in their respective times. Some of these characters are assertive individuals at a time when that was uncommon for women. Which female characters demonstrated unusual freedom?

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