The Eight Test | Final 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. What does the Abbess hope to learn from Catherine the Great before she dies?

2. Why is Kamel driving Catherine through the mountains of Algeria?

3. What does Mireille name the falcon that she captures and trains to hunt for her and her guide as they travel across Algeria?

4. What does Robespierre say is another name for the White Queen?

5. Which of the following characters claimed to have decoded the formula in the service?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Charlot share with Mireille and what sacrifice does Charlot make for Mireille?

2. How many pieces have been located by Catherine and her friends and where are they located?

3. Why does the Bishop protest Mireille's suggestion that he must marry the White Queen to help end the game?

4. What happens to change Mireille's plans to kill Marat and how do they change?

5. What is Paul's plan now that Catherine the Great has died?

6. What events happen with the Bishop in London and what does she bring him?

7. Where was Lily surprised to find at least two pieces of the service?

8. What do Catherine, Lily and Solarin agree is the only way to test their theory about the formula?

9. What does Catherine recall about the time when the lunar and solar calendars cycle back to return to their starting points?

10. What connection does Lily explain to Catherine about the ax and chess?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the core aspects of the character Catherine (the one in the 1970s). Include the key elements which make up her character as well as how her character is used to foreshadow the conclusion of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

What quests share similar characteristics and have similar stories? In what ways are they similar? Use specific examples from the novel to support your suppositions.

Essay Topic 3

At the beginning of the novel. the character of Catherine asks the rhetorical question as to what might happen if America should lose control of the world's oil supply. Toward the middle of the novel this rhetorical question is given real meaning. Why do you think the author included this line of thinking? Is it part of the puzzle? If so, in what way?

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