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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. What does Mireille name the falcon that she captures and trains to hunt for her and her guide as they travel across Algeria?
2. What becomes Mireille's personal mark?
3. What does Mokhfi's name mean in English?
4. What does Shahin tell the scientist traveling with Napoleon that his people believe in?
5. Which of the following characters helps Mireille get the Abbess out of her prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. What alternative plan does Solarin offer once it is obvious that the storm has blown the ship significantly off course?
2. What events happen with the Bishop in London and what does she bring him?
3. What information does Charlot share with Mireille and what sacrifice does Charlot make for Mireille?
4. What is Paul's plan now that Catherine the Great has died?
5. What happens when Catherine and Lily make it inside the restaurant and what are they challenged to?
6. What has the Abbess concealed in her room and how does Catherine react to it when the Abbess reveals it to her?
7. What do Catherine, Lily and Solarin agree is the only way to test their theory about the formula?
8. What happens to change Mireille's plans to kill Marat and how do they change?
9. How many pieces have been located by Catherine and her friends and where are they located?
10. What information related to the Montglane service does Mireille learn when she confronts Philidor, Blake and Wordsworth?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author use the technical writing technique having one character reveal information to another? Does the author use it effectively? How? If not, how could she have done it better?
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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