Dark Force Rising Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. ____ is Lando's last name.

2. C'baoth leads Luke to a building where Svan and ____ are about to kill one another.

3. ____ is Karrde's first name.

4. Death's Head will meet Han at ____.

5. Threepio laments not numbering Noghri among his six million ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why C'baoth is acting strange with regard to wanting to complete Luke and Leia's Jedi training, as well as that of Leia's children.

2. On Coruscant, what does Karrde say about his discovery of the Katana Fleet and how do Mon Mothma and Fey'lya take the news?

3. What is Han's moral character like, based on chapters three and four?

4. Mara seems to be only interested in her own self-preservation, except where Talon Karrde is concerned. Why do you think that Mara cares so much for Talon Karrde?

5. Explain the strange relationship between the Empire and the New Republic on New Cov.

6. What is Leia's relationship with the Noghiri?

7. Do you think that Leia is right to feel guilty when Thrawn confronts Khabarakh?

8. Explain how Luke and Mara go about the process of rescuing Karrde.

9. Explain the deal that Thrawn makes with Mara involving giving Mara time to talk to Karrde and how it affects Mara's opinion of the Empire.

10. How would you describe the mental state of Mara Jade up to this point in the book?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Good versus Evil is a main theme of the story. Choose three characters from the story, including one that is evil in your opinion, another that is good in your opinion and finally, one that is neutral in your opinion. Write about two examples per character from the story that illustrate why you made those choices.

Essay Topic 2

The Noghiri view Vader as their benefactor and, since Vader left them in Thrawn's care, they also respect Thrawn's rule. Yet, Leia sees that the Noghiri are really slaves to Thrawn and the Empire. This proves that there are at least two sides to every story.

1. Write a few paragraphs about the situation between the Noghiri and Vader from the Noghiri point of view.

2. Write a few paragraphs about the situation between the Noghiri and Vader from Leia's point of view.

3. Write a few paragraphs about the situation between the Noghiri and Vader from Thrawn's point of view.

4. From your own point of view, what would you do about the situation, if anything. If you had to leave the situation as it is with Thrawn ruling the Noghiri, why would you do so?

Essay Topic 3

Using several examples from the story, explain which character you feel changed the most throughout the book. Also, do the same for the character that you feel changed the least. Be sure to clearly explain your reasoning.

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