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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 does Egwene ask of Lan?

2. Who is Colavaere?

3. What kept Rand from going mad when locked in the box?

4. Where are Mat and Beslan going?

5. Why do two younger Aes Sedai tell Egwene they follow her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Mat meets Beslan.

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

3. What does a Maiden tell Rand when he arrives outside of Cairhien?

4. Whom do Elayne and Nynaeve visit to learn about the Bowl of Winds and what are they told?

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

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

7. What is Queen Morgase portrayed as doing in the Prologue?

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

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

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

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"?

Essay Topic 2

"A Crown of Swords" belongs to the literary genre of fantasy fiction. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly define the term genre and offer examples of it from your own reading experience. Why do you think it is useful to categorize fiction into genres? What could be a disadvantage of doing so?

2. What do you think is the main motivation for a person to read a fantasy novel? Is entertainment a suitable reason? Are there any other reasons to read this genre? What? Explain fully.

3. In academe, fantasy novels are often thought of as less literary than some other genres and for that reason are sometimes snubbed in the study of literature. Why do you think this is so? Do you agree with this snobbery?

Essay Topic 3

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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