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. Why does Jane reject Joseph's proposal of marriage?

2. Who purchases the site?

3. What must Jane do before her initial application is accepted?

4. Godfrey takes vows to become what?

5. What major military campaign is approaching?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What major religious event has occurred throughout England?

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

4. Who is Bloody Mary, and how did she earn her name?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who is the author Edward Rutherfurd, and what are some of his other notable works?

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

Describe the tone of the novel Sarum. Does the tone remain consistent throughout the novel, or does it change from chapter to chapter? What effect does the tone have on the story?

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