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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 Miles think Edward may be heading?
2. What does Tom dream about and incorporate in his play time?
3. What does Miles find when he returns to the tavern room?
4. What does Tom examine with his uncle?
5. How does Tom feel about Lady Jane and Lady Elizabeth?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who arrives at the Guildhall as Hendon takes the prince to safety? What is the result of this arrival?
2. Whom is Tom told to see after Lady Jane leaves? What is the result of that meeting?
3. What do Hertford and St. John decide individually and together about Tom?
4. What does Tom read about? What does he do with what he learns? What does he desire from his reading?
5. What does Hertford tell the king in response to the king's problem in question # 16? What does Hertford do? What is the result of Hertford's action? What does the king decide to do?
6. What does Canty do with the prince when he gets to his house? What does Canty tell the prince to do? How does Mrs. Canty react?
7. How does Mrs. Canty test Edward to see if he is Tom? What is the result of the test?
8. Why does John tell the family they must leave the house? How does Edward finally escape from them?
9. Where does Edward go the first time he escapes from Canty and the others?
10. What does Hertford tell the king when Henry awakes? What does the king need to do about it? Why can't Henry do it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
For his first royal dinner, Tom is conducted to an ornate room where a table is set for one. He is surrounded by courtiers who stand in his presence as he eats.
1. If Edward often ate alone with simply his courtiers around him, how do you think that may have affected his emotions and his perceptions of the world? Use examples from The Prince and the Pauper to support your ideas.
2. Discuss, in depth, how you would feel if you had to eat every night like Tom did for his first royal dinner.
3. What are the kinds of false thinking that might be engendered by this type of dining? Could one gain an inflated sense of self? Use examples from The Prince and the Pauper to support your ideas.
Essay Topic 2
It is interesting that the hermit thinks of himself as a holy man, yet he is angered by how Henry VIII thwarted the hermit's ambition. In retaliation, the hermit wants to kill the king's son and, because the hermit is crazy, he has no trouble believing that Edward is the prince. Twain seems to be making a point that religion, like Nature, has two sides. It can be nurturing or it can produce dangerous behavior.
1. Explain some examples of religion as a nurturing force in the world.
2. Explain some examples of religion as a destructive force in the world.
3. Overall, in the history of the world, and considering all major religions, do you think religion has been a positive or negative force in the world? Explain your reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
The huge gap between nobility and the peasantry in 16th century England is apparent by simply stating that Tom's family did not welcome his birth, while the entire country rejoiced at the arrival of Prince Edward.
1. Do you think the above statement is true? Why or why not? Use examples from The Prince and the Pauper to support your ideas.
2. Discuss the implications that exist for a family below the poverty level to add another child to the family.
3. How do you think not being wanted by his parents affected Tom emotionally? Might it have affected him in other ways? Use examples from The Prince and the Pauper to support your ideas.
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