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. How does Lanik feel about his mother?

2. What does the person helping Lanik give him before he departs?

3. What does Lanik demand from the captain of the slave ship?

4. Upon arriving in Nkumai, where does the guide take Lanik?

5. Who is the protagonist's brother?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Lanik's body do with all of the energy he is eating?

3. What does Lanik figure out while he is being held below deck on the slave ship?

4. What has the old soldier done to disrupt the trade involving the radical regeneratives?

5. How are people in Nkumai known?

6. Describe the process of giving someone "grief."

7. Why does Lanik flee to Ku Kuei?

8. How does Lanik escape from his prison high in the trees?

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

10. What does the old soldier hope that Lanik will learn from the books the soldier has?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When regeneratives gather and become overwhelmed with grief, they always complete a specific grieving ritual.

a. Describe the regeneratives' grief ritual.

b. Why do they conduct this ritual in this manner?

c. What do they accomplish by participating in this ritual?

Essay Topic 2

One of the main themes in this novel involves deceptive appearances.

a. Identify three characters that use deceptive appearances to further their interests.

b. Why do these characters rely on deception?

c. What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful or would they have been more successful if they had not been deceptive? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the book, the conflict between reality and illusion plays out.

a. Identify three scenarios in which reality and illusion are at odds. What is the impact of this conflict on the situation and on the characters involved?

b. How can the conflict between reality and illusion be explained? Can the two ever co-exist? Why or why not?

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