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. 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

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

Essay Topic 2

What difference does it make to the ideas that the author is trying to convey that he sets the story in the 1860s rather than contemporary society? What do you think his reason was for doing this? Could he convey the same point just as effectively within a contemporary setting?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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