When We Were Orphans Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Christopher expected to do during his mother's opium campaign meetings?

2. What does Akira believe Ling Tien's passion to be?

3. Who surprises Christopher while he is investigating the Emory case?

4. While pondering a case in Kensington Gardens, Christopher runs in to which character?

5. Where do Christopher and Sarah converse at the end of the Meredith Foundation dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Christopher put in a difficult position when Uncle Philip suggests a trip to the racecourse?

2. Describe the game Christopher and Akira invent.

3. Describe an instance of Mr. Banks boasting.

4. How does Sarah Hemmings treat Christopher at the Mayfair flat?

5. What kinds of presents does Uncle Philip give Christopher when the boy comes to visit his office?

6. What are Christopher's earliest encounters with Sarah like?

7. Where is Charles Emery's body found?

8. Describe the opium campaign meetings.

9. Describe Christopher's meeting with the silver-haired man.

10. What does Uncle Philip offer Christopher at the end of their meeting?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Christopher's mother is one of the most prominent figures in his life both before and after her abduction. What qualities does Christopher inherit from his mother? How do these very qualities prevent him from giving up on finding her? How is Christopher's relationship with his mother transformed by her abduction? How is it transformed by her rescue?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Sir Cecil Medhurst? What does he represent to Christopher? How does his demise change the direction of Christopher Bank's future?

Essay Topic 3

What is Sarah Hemmings' role in the novel? What does she represent for Christopher? At the end of the novel, Christopher wonders how her life has turned out. What do you think based on what we know about her?

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