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. In Chapter 2, whom does Pan Andrew say he has to come to see?

2. As the Charnetski family settles into their new life, what is included in Joseph's nightly routine?

3. What kind of job does Jan Kanty arrange for Pan Andrew?

4. Which best describes the Tartars?

5. During their first meeting, what offer of Jan Kanty's does Pan Andrew make he declines?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, Stas identifies Joseph and Elzbietka to a stranger. What information does he provide to the stranger?

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

3. In Chapter 5, when Kanty and the Charnetski family go to the lodgings Joseph has found, what do they witness on their way?

4. What is Joseph's father being accused of in Chapter 3?

5. In Chapter 9, is Peter of the Button Face successful in obtaining the treasure?

6. What does the reader learn about the stranger in Chapter 8?

7. Explain what Joseph Charnetski does and what he realizes when the stranger initially rides up to him while in the caravan in Chapter 1.

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

9. Describe the oath that the trumpeter takes.

10. What does Pan Andrew explain to Jan Kanty in Chapter 4 once the mob scene has dissipated?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write an essay about the fire. Discuss how the solution today for putting out fires is the same as the solution was in the Middle Ages. Compare today's methods of solving the problem with the methods of solving the problem in the Middle Ages. Do you think that the Middle Ages' method of putting out fires was smart and effective? Other than to teach a historically accurate event, why do you think the author goes to such great lengths to describe the methods of putting out the fire?

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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