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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. Who takes Niall's position?

2. Whom has Egwene been hiding?

3. What are Elayne and Nynaeve doing at the opening to Chapter 13?

4. Who does Niall know is the real spy in his midst?

5. What does Egwene ask of the Aes Sedai who were hiding Lan?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rand ask of Perrin and what does Perrin say to Rand about the prisoner Aes Sedai?

2. Who is watching Caddar, aka Sammael, interact with Sevanna and what does she decide?

3. Who comes in after Omerna stabs Niall and what does the man do?

4. Describe the conversation between Bryne and Egwene as they are riding together.

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

6. How do the other Aes Sedai who are there respond to Egwene's actions regarding Lan and what is Egwene's response?

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

8. What message does Mat write to Elayne and Nynaeve and what does he notice about the ring with which he seals the message?

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

10. Who are meeting at Carridin's home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "A Crown of Swords" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if "A Crown of Swords" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that "A Crown of Swords" is a novel in a series changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare/contrast Rand and Mat. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of "A Crown of Swords"? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of "A Crown of Swords"?

2. Compare/contrast Rand and Perrin. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of "A Crown of Swords"? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of "A Crown of Swords"?

3. Compare/contrast Mat and Perrin. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of "A Crown of Swords"? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of "A Crown of Swords"?

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