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 many goldsmiths are sworn in at the trial?

2. What does Threader do with the first sample from the Pyx before the goldsmiths begin their analysis?

3. Why does Daniel feels obligated to protect Sir Isaac?

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

5. How many locks are on the vault at Westminster Abbey?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Jack question most about his life? What was the decision that might have led to a different life for him?

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

9. Why does the exchange between Jack and his visitor sicken Daniel?

10. Describe Sir Isaac's illness.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Solomon declares that he knows of only two alchemists in the world. What events in the book focus on, or are colored by aspects of alchemy? How does Daniel's involvement with alchemy help or hinder him in any situations?

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

Compare and contrast the threats coming from lands beyond England with the threats coming from within the country itself. Which are more severe? Explain using examples.

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