The Trumpeter of Krakow Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Eric P. Kelly
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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. When Joseph returns to the marketplace to give his family the news about their possible lodgings, what is the scene he sees?

2. When is the broken note first played?

3. What does Kreutz say some people believe about the Philosopher's Stone?

4. By what name do the Polish people know the stranger?

5. Who lives below the Charnetskis?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, what reason does Joseph give Elzbietka for why the scholar they see is not speaking at the University?

2. In Chapter 1, after the stranger offers to buy the item sitting in Pan Andrew's wagon, what happens?

3. What are the aspects of Pan Andrew's job?

4. How does Joseph know that the stranger is an enemy in Chapter 1?

5. Describe why the last note the trumpeter plays is broken.

6. Explain how the city of Krakow reacts to the villagers fleeing.

7. Describe the oath that the trumpeter takes.

8. Why do the Polish people decide not to defend Krakow and let the Tartars pillage their city?

9. Explain how the Polish people feel as they have to leave their villages because they know the Tartars are arriving.

10. What was the meeting between Joseph and Stas like in the courtyard as described in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What historical understanding about the Middle Ages did you gain from reading this novel? Do you think that this type of history presentation is an effective way of teaching the subject matter? Why or why not? Would you have preferred to learn about Krakow from a text book?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Joseph's bravery. Does his character description make for an exciting hero? Is his character believable? Are there other characters who show bravery that you preferred in the novel? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss what you think is the climax of the novel. Does more than one climax exist? Which do you think is the most effective? As you were reading, did you think that the book was almost over? Was the multiple use of exciting scenes effective in making the novel exciting for the reader?

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