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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 do Catherine, Lily and Solarin decide is the only way to test their theory?
2. Which of the following is a dry reddish cake of material that when mixed with other elements could perform miracles of alchemy and heal all human illness?
3. How did Catherine, Lily and Solarin get to see Robespierre's diagram?
4. Which of the following characters looks like Mireille enough that Mireille can replace her to keep the appointment with the Revolution leader?
5. Who does Catherine contact first once she and Lily reach the city of Oran?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mireille tell David is the only thing that can both destroy the power of the revolution and rebuild France?
2. What happens when Catherine and Lily make it inside the restaurant and what are they challenged to?
3. What alternative plan does Solarin offer once it is obvious that the storm has blown the ship significantly off course?
4. What prophecy does Charlot offer to Napoleon?
5. How many pieces have been located by Catherine and her friends and where are they located?
6. What was the formula in the service for and what does it allow to happen according to Newton?
7. What is Paul's plan now that Catherine the Great has died?
8. What connection does Lily explain to Catherine about the ax and chess?
9. What has the Abbess concealed in her room and how does Catherine react to it when the Abbess reveals it to her?
10. Where is Lily and how do Catherine and Kamel save her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the theme of destiny as it is explored throughout the novel. Is this theme realistic? Why or why not? Do you believe that humanity cannot escape what is ordained for them? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
One of the themes within this novel is one of revenge. How is this theme first developed? By which character? Do you believe this is an appropriate theme to include in this novel? Why or why not?
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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