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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 does the stranger tell a group of people Pan Andrew did that makes them angry?
2. What kind of job does Jan Kanty arrange for Pan Andrew?
3. Why is Krakow is a safe haven?
4. What does Elzbietka confess to Joseph in Chapter 8?
5. What distresses Kreutz as he listens to Tring?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Peter and his men are arrested and Joseph returns to the tower in Chapter 12, what is it that confuses Pan Andrew?
2. Explain why many people seek Jan Kanty's advice.
3. Provide some characteristics of the new lodgings for the Charnetski family.
4. In Chapter 13, what is Tring's reaction when he sees the Great Tarnov Crystal in the middle of Kreutz's loft?
5. Explain what happens to the Charnetski family at the end of Chapter 16.
6. What does Pan Andrew tell the king about the Great Tarnov Crystal in Chapter 15?
7. List some of the things that Joseph sees and hears as he first sets his sights on the city in Chapter 2.
8. In Chapter 10, what happens on the rickety stairway that leads to the Charnetski family apartment?
9. In Chapter 8, Stas identifies Joseph and Elzbietka to a stranger. What information does he provide to the stranger?
10. What does Peter of the Button Face do to break into the tower in Chapter 11?
Essay Topic 1
How do you feel about the fact that Elzbietka cannot study at the University because she is female? Did this add to the plot line? Does it seem strange that Joseph doesn't know the reason for her not being allowed to study? Why would the author have handled this particular issue in this manner?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think the author used both fictional and non-fictional characters in the novel? Do you think it is confusing to combine true and made up characters? If you were tasked with writing a historical fiction novel, would you do it the same way that this author did? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how the author presents the social class structure in Krakow in 1461. Does the author's description of these social classes sound like it was an effective way of conducting society? Does his description make it sound like an individual could easily change social classes? Give examples to support your conclusion.
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