Velvet Song Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jude Deveraux
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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 first job that Raine asks Alyx to do?

2. How does Alyx react when Raine complains about her singing in Chapter 5?

3. What is the reason that Alyx gives for dumping water on Joss?

4. How does Alyx disguise herself when she goes into hiding?

5. What do the camp members do when Alyx tries to make peace with them?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Raine react when he finds Joss and Alyx in bed together?

2. What do Joss, Rosamund, and Alyx do while Raine battles his injuries?

3. Who do Joss and Alyx say goodbye to before leaving the camp?

4. Why does Alyx get into a disagreement with Blanche?

5. Why does Raine decide to continue with the lie of Alyx being a man even though he knows that Alyx is actual a woman?

6. How does Alyx help Raine while at the camp?

7. Describe Raine.

8. What news from Raine's family does he receive?

9. What plan does Joss and Alyx come up with to stop Raine from leaving the camp?

10. What happens while Alyx is at the river working on her first task?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Velvet Song is an example of a novel which tries to satisfy its reader. Is this common among all novels of this genre? Why might Deveraux be trying to please the audience? What might the reader be looking for from a novel such as Velvet Song?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the motif of pride in the novel Velvet Song. Discuss Raine's pride and how it affects his relationships, particularly his relationship with Alyx.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the setting of the novel Velvet Song. Where and when is the novel set? How does this affect the narrative? What role does the setting play in the novel? How much does the time period influence the events and actions that take place in the novel?

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