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 do the other parishioners do to Jack?

2. What does Colonel Barnes say has happened after Jack was hung?

3. What does Johann beg Leibniz NOT to continue?

4. What does Ravenscar announce he is doing as a regent?

5. Why are the old black guards relieved of their duties?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways has Sir Isacc been put at a disadvantage in obtaining proof?

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

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

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

5. What evidence does the Clubb find to expose Bolingbroke and White as counterfeiters?

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

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

8. How has Dappa turned the tables on White by this point in the story?

9. How has Sir Isaac made many enemies for himself, according to Chapter 33?

10. What is White's offer to Jack, and how does Jack respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify a point in the book where one of the characters makes a significant 'mistake'. Analyze the sequence of events involving the mistake and determine when the mistake could have been prevented from happening, or fixed while happening. How would the story change if the mistake had never been made?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

In Daniel and Sir Isaac's time, patenting laws and intellectual property rights did not exist to protect inventors and natural philosophers. What problems do the characters run into with the threat of someone stealing their ideas, and how do they protect themselves? How do you think these disputes would be settled if they occurred today?

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