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 has Joseph learned to do by the time fall arrives?

2. What is the stranger's real name?

3. What does Pan Andrew say to Joseph when Joseph asks what is lighting up the room?

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

5. What does Joseph tell Elzbietka that he will do if he is every attacked in the tower?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the chief glory of the city of Krakow as it is explained in the Epilogue.

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

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

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

6. Describe how the people of Poland feel when they hear that the Tartars are marching toward their land?

7. In Chapter 10, Peter of the Button Face is scared as he watches red balls of fire fall. Despite his fear, what does he do?

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

9. Chapter 11 explains that something has changed with Peter of the Button Face. Describe the changes.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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