Arrow's Flight 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. What does Talia worry about as she thinks of her upcoming internship?

2. What does Kris do to avoid being set upon by the court beauties?

3. Why isn't Talia expected for duty the next morning?

4. About what do Sherrill and Keren tease Talia?

5. From where is the new Queen's own?

Short Essay Questions

1. What occurs at the tack shed after the investiture?

2. Why does Alberich have Talia continue to train with Elspeth?

3. What does the reader learn about Talia's life as a child and what Queen Selenay does after hearing the same information?

4. What demonstrates the egalitarian nature of the Heralds?

5. Which counselors seem to react negatively to Elspeth and Talia?

6. Why is Talia not prepared to perform as a Herald, but what in her background helps her deal with Elspeth?

7. Why do the Council meetings disturb Talia?

8. Why are Talia and Kris being sent to the Northern border?

9. Who is escorting Talia to the investiture and why is Talia happy about that?

10. How does Talia's gift cause a little tension between Talia and Kris?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mercedes lackey is one of the most prolific writers of Fantasy in our time. It is useful to know about her not just because she authored Arrow's Flight, but because her authorial life is quite astounding. Discuss the following:

1. Research Lackey and write a brief biography of her.

2. What do you find to be most impressive about Lackey?

3. What do you think is Lackey's greatest accomplishment?

4. If you were told that you had to write the number of books Lackey has written (the number of which you should ascertain in your research), how would you respond?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. Discuss five literary devices that occur in Arrow's Flight and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible techniques: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

2. What do you think are the reasons students are encouraged to understand literary devices? Do you think an understanding of the structure of a work of fiction enhances the reading experience? Why or why not?

3. Do you think authors make a conscious effort to include literary devices into their writing? Discuss your answer. Do you think it would be difficult to consciously create metaphor, simile, puns, etc...? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Arrow's Flight, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

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