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 "New World" open?

2. What major military campaign is approaching?

3. What Catholic becomes the English monarch?

4. What sort of business does Benedict Mason own?

5. What is Peter Wilson's occupation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Will go to the cathedral?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. What sort of political trouble is brewing at the opening of the chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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