The Shadow of the Wind Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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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. Why does Fermín's love interest visit the bookshop?

2. Where do Daniel and his father live?

3. For whom was "The Angel of Mist" originally built?

4. Who was Penélope supposed to meet at the train station?

5. Where does Daniel meet Fermín for the first time?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the newspapers publish about Fumero's death?

2. How does Daniel know Julián was in his room at the hospital?

3. What happens to Don Federico in City of Shadows Chapter 18?

4. Why does Daniel go exploring in The Angel of Mist in City of Shadows Chapter 34?

5. Why do people think Julián is the one who died in the restaurant in Nuria Monfort: Remembrance of the Lost Chapter 8?

6. How does Julián learn about Daniel's copy of The Shadow of the Wind?

7. Why does Daniel tell Gustavo about their story and Julián?

8. What does Daniel learn about Julián's parents in Nuria Monfort: Remembrance of the Lost Chapter 3?

9. How was Clara Barcelo introduced to the works of Julián Carax?

10. Why does Daniel's father take him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Shadow of the Wind is a coming-of-age story for Daniel. Describe how Daniel changes throughout the story - from when the reader is first introduced to him at age 10, to Daniel's 16th birthday, to his marriage and fatherhood at the end of the novel. Use specific references and quotes from the story in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

At Nuria's funeral, Palacios pulls Daniel aside and tells Daniel that Nuria's last words were, "There are worse prisons than words" and to let " Penélope go." Palacious thinks the words are intended for Daniel. Who are the words really intended for? Explore what Nuria means by this statement. How is it relevant that these are her final words?

Essay Topic 3

The author, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, uses foreshadowing to help the reader predict. Highlight at least three instances of foreshadowing and how those instances work to help the reader figure out future events and outcomes in the story.

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