The Kingdom of This World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where does M. Lenormand de Mézy hide when he hears the rebellion horns sounding in Part Two: Chapter III?

2. M. Lenormand de Mézy discovers that his wife has been murdered with what in Part Two: Chapter IV?

3. What elicits an accusation regarding the poisonings from one of the slaves in Part One: Chapter V?

4. Whose rotting head is displayed in the Cap in Part Two: Chapter IV?

5. The slaves’ rebellion is planned to take place how many days in the future in the end of Part Two: Chapter II?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the slaves believe happens during Macandal’s burning in Part One: Chapter VIII? What actually happens?

2. What happens with the search for Macandal in the beginning of Part One: Chapter VI?

3. What actions do the revolting slaves take at the plantation in Part Two: Chapter III?

4. What does Ti Noël compare the wax heads with in Part One: Chapter I?

5. How is the perception of Christianity depicted through the eyes of the slaves in Part One: Chapter VII?

6. How does the poison epidemic spread in the beginning of Part One: Chapter V?

7. How is M. Lenormand de Mézy’s behavior described in Part Two: Chapter I?

8. Describe the secret meeting in Part Two: Chapter II. What news is revealed and by whom?

9. What is the backlash of Macandal’s campaign of poisoning in Part One: Chapter V?

10. What has Macandal done during his exile in Part One: Chapter IV? How does his plan for revolt begin in the chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the character of M. Lenormand de Mézy and the other slave owners in the novel. How does M. Lenormand de Mézy’s character evolve from Part One: Chapter I to the end of the novel? Do you think this character shows any remorse for his actions? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the character of Macandal in the novel. Where is Macandal from? How does Macandal’s character evolve in Part One? What is Macandal’s relationship to nature?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the time period and setting of Part Two: Chapter I. How have relationships on the plantation changed since Macandal’s death? What hope do the slaves hold for his return? How has the political climate in Haiti changed?

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