The System of the World 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. How does Ravenscar die?

2. What is Jack wearing when he arrives at the hanging platform?

3. What did Eliza once ask Jack to choose?

4. Who accompanies Daniel to investigate Fleet Prison?

5. What do the other parishioners do to Jack?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bob Shaftoe mention his brother as though Jack is still alive?

2. What is Sir Isaac's plan to discover the location of the manufactured phosphorus?

3. Why does Jack throw his gold buttons, coins and clothing out into the crowd?

4. What is Catherine Barton's role during the trial?

5. What unusual occurrences has Jack experienced, and what is mysterious about them?

6. Describe Sir Isaac's illness.

7. What does Daniel decide to tell Eliza about in his letter?

8. What is different about the last moments Sir Isaac and Leibniz spend with each other?

9. How much does the gold weigh, and what is the significance of that weight?

10. How does Daniel win Jack's loyalty in Chapter 13?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The fate of England's currency is a major subject throughout the narrative: why does counterfeiting pose such a threat of unbalancing national stability? Be sure to explain Sir Isaac's role and effect in regard to England's economy.

Essay Topic 2

Much of the debate and peril in the book surrounds the English monarchy and the rights to succession. Explain the tense political situation throughout the course of the book, and consider whether the characters are aware of the political peril they are in.

Essay Topic 3

Many narratives foreshadow the conclusion of the story through subtle hints or blatant clues. Select an event in Book 8 whose outcome was hinted in earlier books or chapters, and examine the methods used to indicate what would happen later. Was the event in Book 8 ultimately a surprise to you?

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