The Reckoning 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. What does Hugh disguise himself as in order to find out more information about Ellen's situation in Chapter 15?

2. Who did Hugh's father die while fighting with?

3. After hearing the confession of who was behind the plot to murder him, Llewelyn burns Gruffydd's castle at ________ to the ground and claims the Powys lands.

4. What is Llewelyn seeking to honor by asking Nell what he does in Chapter 11?

5. Who brings Nell news of Hal's murder at the beginning of Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Llewelyn finally surrenders, what does he lose? Does he get to keep anything?

2. How does Hugh show great loyalty to Ellen in Chapter 15?

3. How and why does Hugh gain Brian's trust?

4. Describe Davydd's murder plot, and why it does not work.

5. How does Llewelyn end up preparing for war in Chapter 11?

6. When a confession is given, clearly connecting Davydd to the murder plot, how do Davydd and Llewelyn both react?

7. Who are the three crew members allowed to live in Chapter 13, and what happens to them?

8. How is a messenger able to wound Edward in Chapter 6?

9. Who is Hugh de Whitton, and what is his role in the first chapter of the book?

10. What situations has the tension between Llewelyn and his brothers led to for some of the brothers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss King Edward's character. Does he have any redeeming qualities, or is he pure evil? Does the author do a good job of making him seem human? Does he show any character growth throughout The Reckoning?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author's extensive use of foreshadowing throughout The Reckoning. Where is it used? Is it used effectively? It is recognizable in the moment, or only in hindsight?

Essay Topic 3

What role does love play in The Reckoning? What actions are made in the name of love? What does love get between? What actions does love cause some characters to make?

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