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. What is the name provided as the stranger approaches the individual wagon in the caravan?

2. Where is the Charnetski family going with the caravan?

3. Immediately following the fight, what decision does the stranger have to make?

4. Where does Joseph find his family a place to stay?

5. When the Tartars reach Krakow for the attack in 1241, what do they do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Vistula River as it is explained in the Epilogue.

2. In Chapter 4, what occurs when the Charnetski family accompanies Jan Kanty to his home?

3. When Elzbietka hears the Heynal played in its entirety as described in Chapter 12, where is she and what does she do?

4. What does Peter of the Button Face say to the king regarding why he is in Krakow in Chapter 15?

5. As Peter tries to escape in Chapter 10, what does Kreutz do?

6. What is the threat Peter of the Button Face gives to Joseph before Michael the Snake takes Joseph from the tower in Chapter 11?

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

8. How does Peter of the Button Face plan to break into Pan Andrew's apartment and steal the treasure in Chapter 9?

9. Why does Joseph catch the wolf dog in Chapter 2?

10. Explain what happens to the Charnetski family at the end of Chapter 16.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Based on your understanding of the character of the Tartar people as described in the novel, why do you think the Tartars did not succeed as a nation? What contributed to their downfall? In the novel, does it seem like they are a powerful group or can you tell that they are going to experience a downfall?

Essay Topic 2

What are the life lessons that the author is trying to teach throughout this novel? Do you think this kind of teaching can make an impact on a young person today?

Essay Topic 3

Do you think that Peter of the Button Face's bargain with the king was fair? Do you think the king should have let Peter go in exchange for information? Or do you think he should have punished him more severely? Why do you think the king would have believed that Peter would never return to Poland again?

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