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A Crown of Swords Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Lan?



2. Who is Elayne?



3. Whose voice does Rand hear in his head?



4. What is Rand trying to convince some rulers about Aes Sedai?



5. Whom did Lews Therin kill?



Short Essay Questions

1. What voice does Rand hear as he draws in saidin?



2. What happens just as the practice sword fight starts?



3. Describe the first encounter between Mat and Tylin when Mat moves to the Palace.



4. What do Rand and his group find when they enter Cairhien, and about what is Perrin worried?



5. What are Falion and Ispan doing in Chapter 17?



6. Who are Perrin's prisoners, what do many think should be done about them, and how does Perrin feel about it?



7. Why did Faile align herself with Colavaere?



8. What happens to Rand during the fighting, though at first it seems insignificant?



9. What does Beslan say to Mat about Beslan's mother, Tylin, and how does Mat feel about what Beslan says?



10. What happens as Nynaeve is on a boat to go meet with the Sea Folk?



Essay Topics

Several of the Forsaken appear in "A Crown of Swords". Discuss the following:

1. Who are the Forsaken and what do you think is their role in the Wheel of Time series (you should be able to figure this out through what is said in "A Crown of Swords").

2. Compare/contrast the Forsaken with those in power that are supposedly on the "good" side--such as the Aes Sedai, the Whitecloaks and some Aiel.

3. Discuss the implications of Nynaeve being able to capture Moghedien and Rand having Asmodean to heel.

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of power throughout "A Crown of Swords". Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with power? Why? What are some symbols of power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of magic throughout "A Crown of Swords". What characters are most concerned with magic? Why? What are some symbols of magic? How does the ability to channel give an automatic advantage to someone over another who cannot channel? Is there abuse of this ability?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of evil throughout "A Crown of Swords". What characters are what you would call evil? Why? What are some symbols of evil? Symbols of good? Are more characters evil than good or vice versa? Do you think in general, there is less evil than good in the book?

Often, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why?

5. What type of plot do you think "A Crown of Swords" is? Explain your response.

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