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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. In the throne room in Gill, who initially tries to kill Lanik?
2. What is the result of Saranna's learning the Ku Kuei's secret?
3. According to the conversation between the Jones innkeeper and Lanik, who is the power behind the king?
4. Who actually kills the real Dinte many years before?
5. What cover story does Lanik give to the person who meets him on the beach near Anderson?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Lanik almost give up his vow of fidelity to Saranna?
2. Why is Lanik able to help Vran when she goes into labor?
3. When Lanik confronts the captain of the guard in Gill, what does Lanik tell him?
4. When Lanik realizes the deception taking place in the throne room, why does he not kill the impostors?
5. Describe the land of Britton.
6. Why does Lanik return to Mueller?
7. Although Ensel tries to show joy at the comforting environment of the forest, he cannot. Why?
8. By going into quicktime, what does Lanik learn about the person who meets him on the beach near Anderson?
9. Why are the Schwartzes hesitant to help Lanik in his quest?
10. Why is Lanik hesitant to tell the innkeeper in Jones his real name?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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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