The Eight Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Katherine Neville
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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. Who does Lily introduce Catherine to?

2. What causes the mystical spell to be broken?

3. What does Catherine believe the Freemasons to be?

4. In what occupation was Catherine Velis previously employed?

5. How does Germaine convince Camille that she must be spared the trials and executions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What work does Kamel want Catherine to complete for him which surprises Catherine and catches her off guard?

2. What is Dr. Nim's explanation for the coincidence of the man lurking outside on the bicycle and in the painting ?

3. What coincidence does Catherine's friend Lily point out about how Catherine has spent her time before she leaves for Algeria?

4. What is the treasure of the Abbey which the Abbess and nuns vow cannot fall into the hands of the Bishop of Autun?

5. What encounter does Philidor relate to David and what happened during the encounter?

6. What does Llewellyn want from Catherine and how does Catherine react?

7. What conclusion does Mordecai draw after hearing Lily and Catherine describe the story of the chauffeur?

8. What type of wager did Charlemagne supposedly propose to Garin and what did the Arab soldiers explain would be the result of this type of wager?

9. Why does Catherine Velis believe that she is being sent to Algeria by her accounting firm?

10. Who saves Mirielle from Paris and what connection does Mirielle find out about them and her past?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you believe Mordecai and Lily concealed their real relationship? What was their real relationship? Why would the author choose this path? Support your rationale with evidence.

Essay Topic 2

What does the training of Mireille's falcon Charlot represent? In what way is it helpful? What does the falcon symbolize throughout the novel?

Essay Topic 3

One of the key themes of this novel is the theme of eternally present interrelationships. How is this theme developed? What are some of the examples of universal interrelationships explored? What are some of the guises the author uses to manifest these relationships?

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