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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 Merlin go to the nunnery to visit his mom?
2. What two things are moving together in Merlin's vision?
3. Who helped Uther win against Octa?
4. Who might be described as anxious and tired, and ready for the night's events to come to an end?
5. From what does Belasius die?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where does Merlin stop on his way to Caerleon?
2. What does Merlin realize about the falling walls?
3. What happens to help Merlin explain why the diggers have not found anything?
4. What does Merlin do when he arrives home?
5. Why is Uther upset with Merlin?
6. What happened when Ambrosius died?
7. What does Merlin reveal to the dying Cadal?
8. Why do King Vortigern and his men want to kill Merlin?
9. What news does the real Brithael give to the Lady Ygraine?
10. When Merlin is told the men think of him as a prophet, what does Merlin think?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Men are the primary focus of this story, with examples of strong men on nearly every page of the novel.
Part 1 - What are some of the roles of men in this novel? What do they provide for others?
Part 2 - What does the author seem to be saying about men in this novel? Are men positively or negatively portrayed?
Part 3 - What are the roles of women in this novel? What does this seem to say about the author's own feelings?
Essay Topic 2
The theme of trickery is rampant in this novel. From men tricking men to magical trickery, it seems that no one can quite believe what they see.
Part 1 - Give three examples of trickery and deception in this story.
Part 2 - What was the result of each of these examples?
Part 3 - Was trickery necessary in these examples? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Foreshadowing plays a major role in this novel, giving the characters a sense of what might happen as well as helping the reader to see how the story may or may not unfold.
Part 1 - Give at least three examples of foreshadowing in the novel.
Part 2 - Describe each example of foreshadowing, the setting, and whether it came true the way it was perceived.
Part 3 - Why do you think foreshadowing is used in this story? What does it contribute to the story? To the characters? To the outcomes?
This section contains 657 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)