The Fencing Master Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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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 Don Jaime receive a note from at he beginning of this section?

2. Why does Don Luis say he chose Don Jaime to hide the file?

3. Why is Don Jaime troubled by thoughts of Dona Adela?

4. What rank did Don Jaime reach in the army?

5. What drink does Don Jaime give Dona Adela to calm her down?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dona Adela meet Don Luis in this section?

2. What favor does Don Jaime agree to do for Don Luis in this section?

3. Why does Don Jaime think martial war has been declared?

4. What does Don Jaime think about Adela's constant questioning?

5. How does Don Jaime react to the Civil Guard fighting the demonstrators in this section?

6. What decision does Don Jaime make when he finds Carceles gone?

7. Describe the room in which Don Jaime waits for Adela Otero.

8. Why does Don Jaime ask the night watchman to send for a doctor?

9. Describe Don Jaime's dream in this section.

10. What does Don Jaime see at the morgue?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Don Jaime's character to the person he was at the beginning of the book to the he is at the end.

1. What did Don Jaime hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2. What events changes Don Jaime ideas about life?

3. How has Don Jaime's character changed by the end of the book?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the generation gap between younger and the older characters. What different experiences did both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Is generational gap expressed particularly wide during this time or is a wide generational gap common to all ages?

Essay Topic 3

How did Don Jaime become a fencing master? What has fencing taught Don Jaime about life?

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