A Crown of Swords Test | 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 are men reporting to Mat?

2. Whom does Faile fail to acknowledge?

3. To what group does Marigan belong?

4. Why is Myrelle upset?

5. What do the two girls do who come to say why they follow Egwene?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Sevanna's interaction with "Caddar."

2. What does Sammael order and how does Carridin counter the order after Sammael is gone?

3. Why does Myrelle bond Lan as a warder and what is Egwene's response?

4. Who is Cadsuane? What does she say to Rand and what is his response?

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

6. Who is Marigan and how does Egwene control her?

7. How does Rand silence the voice of Lews Therin?

8. What happens when Rand confronts Colavaere?

9. What does Rand know about Mat, Elayne, and Nynaeve, and what worries Rand about them?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Symbols are an important part of the story of "A Crown of Swords". Some of the symbols carry over from other books in the series. Discuss one of the following:

1. One of the most important symbols of the entire Wheel of Time series is that of the Dragon. Discuss and analyze using specific examples the symbol of the dragon.

2. One of the characters, Min Farshaw, sees symbols circling the heads of many of the characters. Discuss the symbols Min sees circling the heads of three of the characters.

3. There are a number of symbols associated with the presence of good and evil. Discuss these and their meanings.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "A Crown of Swords".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "A Crown of Swords". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "A Crown of Swords". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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