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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. Before becoming the innkeeper in Jones, this character is who?
2. Who does Lanik argue at length with while in Schwartz?
3. How does Lanik plan to travel to his next destination?
4. After leaving Jones in a hurry for fear of being caught by Mwabao, where does Lanik head?
5. Leaving Schwartz, what does Lanik realize will scar him forever?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Lanik hesitant to tell the innkeeper in Jones his real name?
2. Describe the sound Lanik hears when he listens for the voice of the rock.
3. What does Lanik reveal to his father upon returning to the surface after his descent into the rock?
4. What does Lanik learn in quicktime about the beautiful cottage on the beach near Anderson?
5. What does Lanik decide he must do in order to save the world?
6. What happens when Lanik goes into quicktime?
7. Lanik descends into the rock to better hear the voice, but when he returns to the surface, his father is afraid. Why?
8. Why is Lanik able to escape from the grave that the people of Gill have buried him in?
9. Why does Lanik return to Mueller?
10. When Lanik realizes the deception taking place in the throne room, why does he not kill the impostors?
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
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 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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