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 influences Will's decision to move?

3. Who commands the British naval forces?

4. Which side wins an important naval battle?

5. Which side of the civil war does Edmund choose?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What fortuitous event leads to Adam's marriage and relocation to America?

4. What major religious event has occurred throughout England?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the narrator's use of language in the novel Sarum. Is the language elevated to the poetic or is it the everyday language of people of Sarum in their various times in history? Do you find it equally easy to understand characters' language regardless of their time in history?

Essay Topic 2

List and describe the main religious conflicts mentioned over the course of the novel. Include the approximate years in which the conflicts occurred, the opposing sides, and the outcome of the conflict.

Essay Topic 3

The novel Sarum covers thousands of years, and the living conditions of the characters change dramatically over time, but some things remain the same. Discuss those things that remain the same and will continue to remain the same so long as human nature remains unchanged.

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