The Scarlet Pimpernel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Baroness Emma Orczy
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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 is a scarlet pimpernel?

2. Where does Margeurite head after her brother boards her husband's yacht?

3. What does Margeurite see handed to a friend of her husband's?

4. What does Lord Blakeney's wife say her husband has too much of?

5. What is the Scarlet Pimpernel dressed as when he passes the favorite guard in France?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Scarlet Pimpernel sneak past the best gate guard in Paris?

2. How does Marguerite make Andrew think that she has not seen what was written on the letter he received at the ball?

3. Who is the French Republic punishing in their Revolution, and why?

4. What do Andrew and Antony say in response to what the Comtesse says to them in the Fisherman's Rest?

5. How does the relationship between the Blakeneys appear when they are in public together?

6. Why did Lord Blakeney say his love for Marguerite cooled?

7. What is the most dangerous part of what the Scarlet Pimpernel has been doing?

8. Why is Marguerite concerned for her brother when he boards her husband's yacht?

9. Who does Marguerite turn to for help when she realizes her husband is the Scarlet Pimpernel and why?

10. What does Chauvelin say when he hears his secretary did not see Blakeny run out of the inn?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the book. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the book, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 2

Jellyband was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence, however brief, altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Jellyband had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 3

What kind of assumptions did people make about Marguerite and why? How did these assumptions affect Marguerite and her standing in society?

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