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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 say Lord Orthallen knows about Talia?
2. What is Kris pursuing in a dream?
3. What did Lord Orthallen try to do about Talia's internship?
4. What does Kris realize about Talia's shields?
5. What is Talia's main feeling for Kris?
Short Essay Questions
1. What turns out to be the reason that Talia can not sense any people in the village near the Border and what do the two Heralds do?
2. How do Talia and Kris work through their relationship?
3. Why does Talia ask Kris to go someplace and what is Tantris' interpretation of the forest's reaction to Talia?
4. What do Kris and Talia decide to do outside that morning and why does Kris chide Talia as they are working?
5. What two concepts does Talia begin to learn in order to control her gift?
6. What is it like outside when Talia and Kris awaken in the morning after moving their supplies inside?
7. What news does Skif bring from the city?
8. Describe the conversation between Kris and Talia about Lord Orthallen.
9. How does Kris' attempts to comfort Talia go further than either intends?
10. What happens while Kris and Talia are dreaming in the Waystation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think Arrow's Flight is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 2
Arrow's Flight belongs to the literary genre of fantasy fiction. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly define the term genre and offer examples of it from your own reading experience. Why do you think it is useful to categorize fiction into genres? What could be a disadvantage of doing so?
2. What do you think is the main motivation for a person to read a fantasy novel? Is entertainment a good enough reason? Are there any other reasons to read this genre? What? Explain fully.
3. In "academe," fantasy novels are often thought of as less literary than some other genres and for that reason are sometimes "snubbed" in the study of literature. Why do you think this is so? Do you agree with this "snobbery"?
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of a book such as Arrow's Flight place themselves in the position of someone like Talia, wondering about what their response would be in a similar situation. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Arrow's Flight help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Arrow's Flight? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident to discuss and compare Talia's response to how you think you would respond.
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