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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 happens to the man who attacks Raine?
2. What do Raine and Alyx hear outside their tent one morning?
3. Who is in love with Joss?
4. While training Alyx, what is Raine shocked by?
5. What year is the novel set in?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Raine tells Alyx that they must bathe?
2. Describe Raine.
3. What news from Raine's family does he receive?
4. Why is Alyx horrified to find out that she will be Raine's servant?
5. What does Raine admit to Joss when he awakes from his feverish state? What does Joss admit to Raine?
6. What do Joss, Rosamund, and Alyx do while Raine battles his injuries?
7. What does Raine find out from an urgent letter that arrives at the camp?
8. What does Pagnell do after Alyx gets away from him and his men on horseback?
9. What plan does Joss and Alyx come up with to stop Raine from leaving the camp?
10. Describe Rosamund.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the relationship between Alyx and Raine. What challenges and struggles do they face? How do they meet? Do they get along well? If not, what is causing conflict between them? What are some of the ups and downs they experience? Does their relationship end on a happy note at the end of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the challenges which the characters face in the novel Velvet Song. What or who is causing these challenges, and how do the characters overcome them? What is Deveraux's purpose for including these challenges?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author of the novel Velvet Song, Jude Deveraux. Describe her background and her career as a writer. What genre does she typically write in? What has she achieved in her career? Is she respected in her field? What is known about her writing process? Can any connections be made between the plot of the novel and the author's life?
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