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. What has Dappa selected for the duel with White?

2. Who is the visitor Daniel overhears Jack talking with?

3. What is marked on the buttons of Jack's suit?

4. How are the standard plates and sheets of the finest precious metals going to be used?

5. What does the public throw at Jack when he bids them goodnight?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Though torture is a punishment, does Jack gain anything positive from the experience?

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

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

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

7. What is the procedure for testing the gold guinea samples?

8. How is Sir Isaac's death hidden from the officials?

9. What advantage did Dappa have in the duel, and why might White have also let him win?

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 Whigs and the Tories are the two biggest political parties in England at the time of the novel. Daniel tries to remain neutral in regard to politics, but how are his actions affected by the politics of those around him? Compare and contrast the two parties, using examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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