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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. Who pulls Jakkin into the bond house?

2. What does Jakkin's mother do after his father dies?

3. How does the hatching go?

4. What does Jakkin not mention in his tale of the hunt?

5. What does Jakkin do in response to the teasing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jakkin say about his part in the hunt at dinner?

2. What does Jakkin notice about Kkarina and how does she become free?

3. What does Likkarn say to Blood Brother after Likkarn shoots the animal?

4. What happens that makes Jakkin storm out of breakfast?

5. How does Jakkin think he can escape being a bond man?

6. How does Akki save Jakkin from freezing to death and what story does she give the other bondmen?

7. Describe Jakkin's procedure in caring for Blood Brother.

8. How does Jakkin demonstrate his knowledge of dragon training?

9. Who catches Slakk and why does Slakk betray Jakkin?

10. How does Jakkin become unconscious and what is the consequence of that?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Jakkin at the beginning of Dragon's Blood to Jakkin at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both sympathetic characters? Which "Jakkin" would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.

2. Compare/contrast Akki at the beginning of the novel to Akki at the end of the novel. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.

3. Compare/contrast Jakkin to Akki. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they sympathetic characters? Who would you most likely have as a friend? Why? Is each one believable? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Dragon's Blood is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

Trace and analyze the theme of power throughout Dragon's Blood. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with power? Why? What are some symbols of power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless? Will power always be unbalanced in a society such as that on Austar IV?

Trace and analyze the theme of hope throughout Dragon's Blood. What characters are most concerned with hope? Why? What are some symbols of hope? How does the ability to communicate with a dragon give an automatic advantage to someone over another who cannot? Is there abuse of this ability?

Trace and analyze the theme of ambition throughout Dragon's Blood. What characters are ambitious? Why? What are some symbols of ambition? Symbols of apathy? Are more characters ambitious or apathetic? Why do you think some characters seem ambitious and others do not? What personality traits seem common to those who are ambitious? What about those who are content to stay in their station?

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