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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 visits Lanik just before he escapes?
2. Which wife of Mueller is Lanik's mother?
3. While in the castle in Mueller, whose throat does Lanik slit?
4. What must Lanik do as a result of receiving his gift from the Earth?
5. As the main character prepares to leave his homeland, what does he notice being kept in pens?
Short Essay Questions
1. By going into quicktime, what does Lanik learn about the person who meets him on the beach near Anderson?
2. Describe Dinte's character.
3. Why do the people of Gill react so harshly when Lanik arrives in their town?
4. What does Lanik do when he returns to Saranna in Ku Kuei?
5. What happens when Lanik goes into quicktime?
6. When Lanik comes to after passing out in the desert, what does the group of men surrounding him ask?
7. What does Lanik decide he must do in order to save the world?
8. There are only a few ambassadors in Nkumai. Why?
9. Why are the Schwartzes hesitant to help Lanik in his quest?
10. Why do the Schwartzes ultimately decide to help Lanik in his quest?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Lanik and Ensel Mueller.
a. How are the two characters similar? How are they different?
b. Compare the role of relationships in each of their lives. How was each character affected by his relationships - both positively and negatively?
Essay Topic 2
The book is entitled, "A Planet Called Treason". Why did the author choose this title? How does the title foreshadow the story of Lanik's life?
Essay Topic 3
Lanik enters Nkumai under the guise of being the ambassador from Bird. Just as Lanik is living under false pretenses, so to is Mwabao Mawa..
a. Compare and contrast these two characters.
b. How do these characters justify their false pretenses?
c. Which of these two characters is more justified in deceiving those around them? Why?
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