The King Must Die Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gift does Theseus' father give him?

2. Why does the king ask Theseus to take his life?

3. Who does Theseus watch at the bull fight and decides she is human?

4. Where does Theseus go after killing the king?

5. Who calls Theseus to a secret meeting chamber?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout The King Must Die the theme of belief is prominent. It is the beliefs that the characters, mainly Theseus, have that bring meaning to their lives. What types of beliefs do Theseus possess? Explain how Theseus' beliefs affect the decisions that he makes in his life, citing examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is a literary tool used in The King Must Die. Cite three examples of foreshadowing and how it's used to foretell events to come.

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