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. As a result of his condition, what happens to the main character when he meets with his father?

2. As the group of four leaves Mueller, what does the old soldier take with him?

3. How does the Family first receive regenerative powers?

4. What is the name of the people who live in the desert?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Mwabao Mawa.

5. How are people in Nkumai known?

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

7. What does Mowa reveal about herself just before Lanik escapes?

8. What is unique about a radical regenerative?

9. The group of men in the desert "heals" Lanik. What is the result of the group's healing?

10. When Lanik comes to after passing out in the desert, what does the group of men surrounding him ask?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Lanik has the opportunity to experience life in the country of his birth, and life in the country of his choosing.

a. Compare and contrast the living conditions in Mueller versus the living conditions in Britton. Include inhabitants, living conditions, pace of life, opportunities, and attitudes in your answer.

b. What are the biggest differences to Lanik between Mueller and Britton?

c. What, if anything, does Lanik like about Mueller?

d. What, if anything, does Lanik wish would change in Britton?

(see the answer keys)

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