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. What does Don Jaime hate to hear fencing be called?

2. Why does Don Jaime refuse to train Adela?

3. What does Luis is the only reason he is a nobleman?

4. By what name does the Count call Don Jaime?

5. Where does Don Jaime go for breakfast?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why isn't the Marquis at his best?

2. What is Don Jaime's opinion on God?

3. What happens when Adela starts seeing Don Luis?

4. What is the only thing that Don Jaime knows about Dona Adela's private life?

5. What is Don Jaime's argument against Romero's statement that the Catholic Church isn't violent?

6. What is Don Jaime's opinion on politics?

7. What is Don Jaime's opinion of Manlito?

8. What does Don Jaime closing the shutters on the demonstrators say about how he likes to live his life?

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

10. Why is Don Jaime struggling with what he calls the Holy Grail?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the book and helps to express character and theme.

1. Setting

2. Point of view

3. Structure

4. Language

Essay Topic 3

What was happening during the 1860s? How is different is today's Spain to what it was then? How does the author make a story set in the 1860s relevant to modern readers?

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