The Fencing Master Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why does Don Jaime think he is so good at fencing?

2. Why does Dona Adela think she feels faint?

3. How does Don Jaime change the mood when Don Adela gets too close?

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

5. What does Don Jaime agree to teach Don Adela?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Adela starts seeing Don Luis?

2. How does Don Jaime kill Dona Adela?

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

4. How does Don Luis offend Don Jaime in this section?

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

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

7. What stops Don Jaime from feeling afraid?

8. How does Dona make Don Jaime uncomfortable in this section?

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

10. Why does Don Jaime decide to use a pistol in this section?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Define the following terms;

1. Compound attack.

2. The short lunge.

3. Glissade.

4. Appel.

How does the author use the fencing terms as part of the narrative structure?

Essay Topic 3

What were the role of women in 1860s Spain? In what way is the feminism discourse relate to contemporary issues?

(see the answer keys)

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