The Saxon Shore Test | Final 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 do people come to think of Arthur as he gets older?

2. Where are the arrows from that were used in the surprise attack on Camulod in Chapter 21?

3. What does Merlyn realize is the only way for him to get down and help Mordecai?

4. What delays Merlyn's plans to seek justice for the attack in Chapter 21?

5. How long does the period of peace last after the incident with Dergyll?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Huw tell Merlyn about Cambria in Chapter 20?

2. What does Merlyn come to realize as he continues on his search for the horses after the death of Mordecai?

3. What advice does Ambrose give Merlyn in Chapter 20 when Merlyn mentions that he'd like to travel to Cambria?

4. For what reasons does Sheelagh given Merlyn such a deep kiss as she leaves to reunite with Donuil?

5. How does Arthur's wet nurse react when Merlyn tells her that Arthur will be going to Camulod?

6. How does Merlyn react in Chapter 19 when he hears that the leper colony has been attacked?

7. What happens that leads Merlyn to suspect something is wrong as he and his group depart Eire?

8. What does Merlyn realize in Chapter 20 as he is at the shooting range to meet his brother?

9. What is Liam Twistback best known for?

10. What misunderstanding do Dergyll and Merlyn realize has happened between them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least 3 different literary techniques Whyte uses to create tension in "The Saxon Shore."

Essay Topic 2

Analyze at least 3 aspects of "The Saxon Shore" that make the novel believable as well as what literary devices Whyte uses to create that level of believability OR analyze at least 3 aspects of "The Saxon Shore" that makes the novel unbelievable as well as what literary devices Whyte does not use effectively to create a level of believability in the story.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze at least 4 different ways the story of "The Saxon Shore" would change if the setting were in a major, modern, metropolitan area.

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