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 the title of the Comtesse's son?

2. Who does Margeurite wish she could speak to after her second encounter with Chauvelin?

3. What kind of comments does Lord Blakeney's wife make when around her husband in public?

4. Why are there guards at all the gates in Paris?

5. What did Chauvelin say he found among the belongings of the men he captured?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is most upsetting to Marguerite about being blackmailed by Chauvelin?

2. What does Lord Blakeney do when he is challenged to a duel in the Fisherman's Rest?

3. What will happen if Marguerite does not help Chauvelin?

4. What did Margeurite do when the Marquis de St. Cyr was on trial?

5. What does the Comtesse talk about with Andrew and Antony in the Fisherman's Rest?

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

7. How is Marguerite introduced when she first appears in the book?

8. What does Tinville find every time the Scarlet Pimpernel is successful?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How does the time period of this book differ from our own time period. Why is this book placed in this time setting rather than a more modern one?

Essay Topic 3

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

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