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 stranger's real name?

2. In Chapter 7, what tempting thing does Tring tell Kreutz?

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

4. What preparations does Kreutz make in his apartment after he hears the instructions given to Stas?

5. When the Tartars attack Krakow in the 1200s, what do the Polish people decide to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. List some of the things that Joseph sees and hears as he first sets his sights on the city in Chapter 2.

5. Describe the Tartars.

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

7. Explain why many people seek Jan Kanty's advice.

8. Describe the agreement that Elzbietka and Joseph make to one another when in the tower in Chapter 8.

9. Provide some characteristics of the new lodgings for the Charnetski family.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast culture and academics in Krakow in 1462 with the culture and academics in Krakow in 1928 at the time of the author's writing. Are they all that different? Why do you think that modern culture has roots that extend to times of centuries gone by?

Essay Topic 2

In portraying the bravery of Elzbietka, do you think the author is trying to prove that women are equal to men? Or, do you think that the author was simply trying to use the younger characters to serve as the saviors of Pan Andrew's life? 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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