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 happens to Dappa after the duel?

2. What do Daniel and Threader cast a new gold guinea out of?

3. Who does Daniel decide to write to at the end?

4. What happens after Sir Isaac and Leibniz bid each other farewell?

5. What do the Earl of Lostwihiel and his deputy collect for the trial?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Does Sir Isaac approve or disapprove of the Earl of Lostwihiel and Colonel Barnes' new garrison of troops?

3. What are the negative aspects and results of the coronation of the king?

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

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

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

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

8. Why is William Ham willing to assist Daniel and Saturn smuggle the Solomonic gold?

9. How does Daniel feel about what happens to Ravenscar in Chapter 9, and what must he now handle by himself?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cite examples where a character from the book reminisces about his or her life and then uses that reflection to motivate a future action, or modify their current opinions / attitude. What prompted the character to think about his or her past, and did the reminiscing have a positive effect?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Daniel is instrumental in the reconcilement between Leibniz and Sir Isaac. Compare and contrast Daniel's role in relation to each man. Analyze how key events of the book would have been different if Leibniz and Sir Isaac had reconciled earlier on.

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