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 ailment does Sir Isaac suffer from?

2. What does Daniel discover about Sir Isaac in his sedan chair?

3. What is Daniel careful NOT to show signs of?

4. What does Daniel unexpectedly state in the prison?

5. Who are Jimmy and Danny?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 'Translate' two of Jack Ketch and Jack Shaftoe's riddles to each other, as they speak to confuse onlookers and listeners.

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

5. What is the significance of the cheering public throwing coins at Jack in his cell?

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

7. What are Daniel's conflicting thoughts about sacking Sir Isaac as master of the mint?

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

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

10. Describe the security measures at Westminster Abbey and what they are protecting.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Daniel deduces that Jack's actions are motivated by his love for Eliza. Can love really explain Jack's actions? What other motivations might have influenced his behavior? Use events from the book to illustrate.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the ways Stephenson gives Jack the coinier consistent character and voice throughout the book and compare this with Partry's existence in the book. Were there clues to Partry's identity, or is his revelation a complete shock to the reader?

Essay Topic 3

Daniel generates interest and investors for inventions throughout the book. Examine how good of a 'salesman' he is by citing specific examples from the text. How could he do better and be more convincing?

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