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 rank did Don Jaime reach in the army?

2. What do Don Jaime and the Marquis always drink after their bout?

3. In which city does Don Jaime say he fell in love?

4. What does Don Jaime say he balances his loneliness with?

5. Who are the Civil Guard fighting outside?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Adela Otero convince her to fence?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Don Jaime about his loneliness?

9. What is masculine about Adela Otero?

10. Why does Don Luis say he admires Don Jaime?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss elements of the narrative structure; exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the book's chronological setting.

1. What were the main concerns during the 1860s? How does the author express these concerns?

2. How would the author change the book if it was set in today's society?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Don Jaime consider fencing an art? What would he think about the position of fencing in today's society?

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