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. Who tells Merlyn to go on a hunt in Chapter 21?

2. How many children do Amrbose and Ludmilla have?

3. How long does Merlyn have to wait for help with Mordecai?

4. Why is Merlyn not worried about all the blood on him after he tries to rescue Mordecai?

5. What advice does Sheelagh give Donuil when the search party is unable to find the missing man?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sheelagh tell Merlyn as she departs to go reunite with Donuil?

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

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

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

5. What is Liam Twistback best known for?

6. What does Merlyn find out about Ambrose's work when he returns to Camulod in Chapter 19?

7. What ends up happening with Sheelagh and Donuil in Chapter 23?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least four negative aspects of having a protagonist as well-known (outside of the context of "The Saxon Shore") as Meryln. Make sure to use evidence from the novel to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze at least 3 literary techniques Whyte uses to make one character of your choosing from "The Saxon Shore" very likable OR very unlikable to the reader.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast 2 characters of your choosing from "The Saxon Shore," making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.

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