The Game of Kings Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Dorothy Dunnett
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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. How long has Agnes been engaged to John Hamilton?

2. How common is smuggling in Scotland during this time in "Opening Gambit"?

3. How does Gideon initially react to Grey's request?

4. What kind of a leader is Will looking to be aligned with when he approaches Francis?

5. What is the name of the maritime vessel that arrives in Scotland in the Opening Gambit?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Francis obtain the letter left for him at the Somerville home?

2. How does Francis enter Scotland in the Opening Gambit?

3. How does Francis decide if Will should be allowed to join the group?

4. Why is Wat pretending to be sick?

5. What are some of the problems that Dandy is having?

6. What does Will learn from Francis during his first month with the army?

7. Who are Patey Liddell and Johnie Bullo?

8. What good news do the soldiers bring in Part 1, Chapter 2, and what news does Christian bring to the stranger?

9. What plan does Francis have to cross the border with Will in Part 1, Chapter 1?

10. What does Will discover about Francis in Chapter 2, Part 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Papingo shoot features new characters and another reason for Richard to resent Francis.

1) Explain what a Papingo shoot is along with the effect it has on the town and its people.

2) Describe Patey Liddell and what he is known for throughout the town.

3) Analyze the ending to the Papingo shoot, how Richard is wounded, the clue that is left behind, and Richard's response to it.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how Francis tests Will before allowing him to join the group. Include an analysis of why Francis is skeptical of Will at first, Will's reasons for volunteering, the three key elements that Will's character adds to the story and Francis' character, as well as the first mission that he and Francis embark on.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze Will's meeting with Wat, including the following: why he chooses to arrange it without Francis's knowledge, the failed attempts of Wat to convince Will to leave Francis' group, the fight between Wat and Will, what Wat does to get Will's attention, and how the meeting's interruption is misinterpreted by Will.

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