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 become while imprisoned?

2. What is inspected in case they have been made of gold and painted black?

3. Who accompanies Daniel to investigate Fleet Prison?

4. Where do White and Dappa meet to duel?

5. Who does Sir Isaac tell White has accused him of high treason?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Bob Shaftoe mention his brother as though Jack is still alive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel and Sir Isaac debate about the threat of the Russians versus the French. Discuss whose argument you think is more convincing or probable, and why? How could the other argument have been more convincing?

Essay Topic 2

Each new member of the Clubb introduces a new mission and/or skill. Compare and contrast the Clubb at its first meeting to its subsequent gatherings in the book and evaluate how effective the Clubb is as a whole with specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

How does the book's basis in factual science, knowledge, and events add to (or detract from) the value and enjoyment of the book? Explain how Stephenson introduces concepts that the reader might not be familiar with, analyzing specific examples from the book.

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