|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Chapter 1 begins in what month and year?
2. After Elzbietka makes her promise to Joseph, what do they see?
3. What is the name provided as the stranger approaches the individual wagon in the caravan?
4. During their first meeting, what offer of Jan Kanty's does Pan Andrew make he declines?
5. When Joseph further investigates Elzbietka's concerns, what does he see?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the feelings of the trumpeter as he plays for the last time.
2. In Chapter 8, what reason does Joseph give Elzbietka for why the scholar they see is not speaking at the University?
3. Explain why many people seek Jan Kanty's advice.
4. Describe the Tartars.
5. Why does Joseph catch the wolf dog in Chapter 2?
6. What does Pan Andrew explain to Jan Kanty in Chapter 4 once the mob scene has dissipated?
7. Explain how the city of Krakow reacts to the villagers fleeing.
8. What was the meeting between Joseph and Stas like in the courtyard as described in Chapter 6?
9. What is Joseph's father being accused of in Chapter 3?
10. In Chapter 5, when Kanty and the Charnetski family go to the lodgings Joseph has found, what do they witness on their way?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author emphasizes the importance of tradition in the lives of the Polish and Ukrainian people. Why do you think the author emphasized tradition in the novel? Was he just accurately describing the priorities of Polish people, or are there elements of symbolism apparent?
Essay Topic 2
Does the author provide insight into why so many people believed in superstition or the black arts, or is the reader left wondering why it was so important to the people in the novel? Was this a satisfying way to address the issue or do you wish the author would have handled it differently?
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 858 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)