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 does Sheelagh believe will happen with her and Donuil?

2. What do Dergyll and Merlyn discuss as Chapter 26 comes to a close?

3. Where do Sheelagh and Arthur's wet nurse stay when they reach Camulod with Merlyn?

4. Who challenges Merlyn to a shooting contest in Chapter 20?

5. How many men are killed in the surprise attack on Camulod in Chapter 21?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ambrose think that the snow storm in Chapter 22 might be a blessing in disguise?

2. What is Merlyn's opinion of Arthur's wet nurse after he tells her that Arthur will be going to Camulod?

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

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

5. How does Sheelagh first react when she thinks Merlyn is accusing her of having dreams that come true?

6. What do Merlyn and his group realize about the armed men they see early in Chapter 19, right after they land on familiar soil?

7. What is particularly delightful about Arthur, as noted in Chapter 23?

8. What does Sheelagh tell Merlyn about the feasts her father hosts?

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

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

Choose at least one female character from "The Saxon Shore" and discuss at least 3 ways she goes against traditional gender stereotypes of someone like her.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the characters of Merlyn and Ambrose. How are they similar? How are they different? Make sure to use direct evidence from the text, such as examples and quotations, to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least 4 aspects of "The Saxon Shore" that can easily be carried over into the next novel in The Camulod Chronicles.

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