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. What does Daniel's father get him for his 16th birthday?

2. Why is Daniel upset at his 16th birthday party?

3. What does Daniel tell his father about Fermín in City of Shadows Chapter 19?

4. What type of shop did Julián's father own?

5. Why did no one want to buy "The Angel of Mist"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Tomás and Daniel meet and become friends?

2. Describe Gustavo Barcelo.

3. Why does Nuria think someone wants to destroy Julián's books?

4. How did Ricardo Aldaya acquire The Angel of Mist?

5. What surprises Daniel when he inquires about Julián Carax and his works?

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

7. What does Father Fernando tell Daniel and Fermín about Julián in City of Shadows Chapter 24?

8. What does the neighboring caretaker tell Daniel about the Aldayas' house in City of Shadows Chapter 17?

9. What object does Daniel desire so greatly in Days of Ashes Chapter 5?

10. What does Daniel learn about Julián and the Fortuny family when he goes to the Fortuny hat shop in City of Shadows Chapter 15?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Daniel's portion of The Shadow of the Wind is set after the Spanish Civil war, while a portion of Julián's story is set during the war. The war has an impact on both stories. Describe how the civil war affects Daniel's story as well as Julián's story. Be sure to use specific references from the story.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 1, Daniel, the story's narrator at this point, says, "A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept." What do you think Daniel means by this? How does keeping secrets influence the story? Does Daniel's statement hold true to specific events in the book? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Several secondary characters have an impact on Daniel's life. Explain, using examples from the text, how the following characters impact Daniel's life and influence the story:

a) Gustavo Barcelo.

b) Tomás Aguilar.

c) Don Federico.

d) Father Fernando.

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