A Planet Called Treason 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. After telling Lanik the source of their iron sales, what does the highest official in the land demand from Lanik?

2. What is wrong with the meat served to Lanik by the slavers?

3. What is wrong with the bread served to Lanik by the slavers?

4. Why does the forest seem strange to Lanik?

5. How does Lanik get the knife he uses during his escape?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dinte's character.

2. Why is Lanik finally accepted into the old lady's house?

3. Why does Lanik wish he had chosen a particular land when demanding his freedom from the slavers?

4. Why does Lanik not sever his thumbs in order to escape the cruel bonds?

5. What makes Nkumai so frightening to Lanik?

6. Why do the captain and crew eventually beg Lanik for mercy?

7. How are people in Nkumai known?

8. When Lanik finally comes to after collapsing in the desert, what occurs to help him realize that he may not die?

9. Why does Lanik flee to Ku Kuei?

10. Why does Lanik claim to be from the land of Bird?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characteristics and roles of the Andersons and the Schwartzes in the story.

Essay Topic 2

Lanik's radical regeneration affects the storyline in a multitude of ways.

a. Describe three different story lines that unfold as a direct result of Lanik being a radical regenerative.

b. How does becoming a radical regenerative affect Lanik? How does Lanik's condition affect the people around him?

c. In Lanik's situation, how would you react to these circumstances? Can you understand Lanik's reactions? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Lanik at the beginning and end of the story. How does Lanik's personality and character change as the story progresses? How does Lanik's role in world events change? How do the different places he visits change him? Provide examples from the story to support your answer.

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