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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 inside of the Church of Our Lady Mary look like?
2. In Chapter 16, what happens to the Great Tarnov Crystal?
3. Who does Pan Andrew say is intent on stealing the crystal?
4. Where does Pan Andrew think his treasure is once he discovers it missing?
5. What piece of music is being played?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 13, what is Tring's reaction when he sees the Great Tarnov Crystal in the middle of Kreutz's loft?
2. Explain what happens after Kreutz grabs the crystal from the king's hands.
3. Describe how the people of Krakow put out fires in general and in Chapter 14.
4. When Kreutz reveals that he has the crystal in Chapter 14, describe his feelings.
5. After Peter and his men are arrested and Joseph returns to the tower in Chapter 12, what is it that confuses Pan Andrew?
6. What happens when Kreutz actually mixes the ingredients to make the Philosopher's Stone in Chapter 13?
7. What is Kreutz's explanation to Tring for how he obtained the crystal?
8. What does Pan Andrew tell the king about the Great Tarnov Crystal in Chapter 15?
9. What is the threat Peter of the Button Face gives to Joseph before Michael the Snake takes Joseph from the tower in Chapter 11?
10. What does Peter of the Button Face do to break into the tower in Chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The author uses both foreshadowing and suspense throughout the book. Explain which one is more effective as a literary device, which one you enjoy reading more, and reasons why.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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