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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. Who are the children of the king and queen of Crete?
2. As a bull dancer, what does Theseus decide he wants to be?
3. What happens in the last month of bull dancer training?
4. What is the name of the bull dancer who jumps up and over the bull?
5. How did the queen of Crete treat her daughter when she was young?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what Theseus and the cranes do to cause a scene when they arrive at Crete.
2. Describe the relationship between Ariadne and Asterion, concentrating on how their mother treated them.
3. Evaluate Theseus' feelings after taking the king's life.
4. Recall what Theseus learns about bull dancing while traveling to Crete.
5. Explain why Asterion might have a grievance against Theseus.
6. Describe bull dancing, concentrating on the different roles of each dancer.
7. Evaluate how much Theseus has grown as a leader in Crete.
8. Explain what the old woman in Aigeus' kingdom says to Theseus.
9. Explain what happens to make Theseus force the cranes to renew their vows to each other.
10. Describe an incident in Crete where Theseus shows compassion.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The narrator of The King Must Die is also a participant in the story. Analyze how different the story would be if told from an observer and non-participant point of view.
Essay Topic 2
Theseus is a good and fair leader, and he believes in justice. Justice is an important theme throughout The King Must Die.
Part 1) Explain the meaning of justice.
Part 2) Describe some examples of justice from the book. What does justice mean to Theseus?
Part 3) Compare an example of justice from the book to a moment in your own life. Do you believe as Theseus does?
Essay Topic 3
The King Must Die is based on the legend of Theseus.
Part 1) How different would the story be if it was written just like the legend?
Part 2) Which version do you prefer and why?
Part 3) Do you think the legend could be true, or what aspects of the story do you believe to be true?
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