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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why are Theseus and the bull dancers smuggling things?
2. How did the queen of Crete treat her daughter when she was young?
3. What is the name of the bull dancer who jumps up and over the bull?
4. Why do the people of Crete come to watch the bull dancers train?
5. Who gave the bull medicine to make him mad?
Essay Topic 1
King Minos is the ruler of Crete, Theseus is also a leader and ruler of many people.
Part 1) Compare and contrast the characters of Minos and Theseus. How are they similar and how are they different as rulers?
Part 2) Explain why Minos' character is important to the story. How does he affect Theseus?
Part 3) Besides Theseus, what ruler from the story do you like the most and why (Aigeus, Pittheus, Persephone, Asterion, Minos)?
Essay Topic 2
Honor is a powerful theme throughout The King Must Die; some characters have honor and some do not.
Part 1) Define honor, also describing why it's important to be a person with honor.
Part 2) Explain why Theseus is considered a man of honor and Asterion is not. Cite examples from the book.
Part 3) What does honor mean in society today? Are people as honorable in this era?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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