The Curse of the Pharaohs Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Amelia's husband want to do an archaeological dig?

2. Where did Milverton grow up?

3. Who do Emerson and Amelia want to witness their hard work at the tomb?

4. While Amelia is entertaining, what does her son enter the room with?

5. At the beginning of the novel, why is Amelia receiving guests at her home?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Madame Berengeria arrive at the dig site? Who called her there, and for what purpose?

2. What does Amelia read in the paper in Chapter 1? How does this item make Amelia feel?

3. What does Emerson think of Amelia's arranged midnight meeting with Milverton?

4. Why does Emerson rush to tell his men about his injury in Chapter 8?

5. Who does Karl suggest work as the dig's artist, and why does Milverton object?

6. Who is apparently Lady Baskerville's escort in Chapter 5?

7. During Milverton and Amelia's conversation, what does Milverton claim to see?

8. What has curtailed Amelia and Emerson's travels to Egypt? What do they spend their days doing now?

9. What is the cause of a howl heard from outside Baskerville House in Chapter 5?

10. What does Lady Baskerville scream at in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the theme of murder in the novel, "The Curse of the Pharaohs." Describe the different examples of death and murder. What are the circumstances surrounding these examples? How do these deaths and murders propel the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the protagonist's back story. What is learned about Amelia in the previous book in the series? Why might it be important to know when reading this novel? Is it absolutely necessary to be aware of these events or aspects of her life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Peters' use of humor in the novel. What kind of humor does she use? What does Peters poke fun at? What are some examples of Peters' use of humor during darker moments? Why might Peters have decided to use humor at this time?

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