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. Which side of the civil war does Edmund choose?

2. Which side wins an important naval battle?

3. Hiller gives Adam a book by what author?

4. Who is Margaret's two-year-old brother?

5. To whom is Porteus married?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What major religious event has occurred throughout England?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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

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.

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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