Dragon's Blood: The Pit Dragon Chronicles, Volume One 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. To what is Jakkin listening?

2. Where does Likkarn order Blood Brother to be taken?

3. What cools Blood Brother's temper?

4. Who does Jakkin calm as he looks in on the hatchlings?

5. How does Jakkin get burned?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jakkin hear as the bonders come in from work?

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

3. What transpires between Likkarn and Sarkkhan about which the boys tell Jakkin?

4. What does Likkarn do to provoke a drakk to attack Jakkin?

5. Where does Jakkin awake from being unconscious and who is with him?

6. After Jakkin awakes again, why does Jakkin break down and sob and what does Akki do?

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

8. Why does Jakkin return to the breakfast room?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the world of academe, fantasy fiction is often considered an inferior form of the novel compared to "classic" literature. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think fantasy fiction might be considered second-rate compared to the classics?

2. Do you think fantasy fiction has the same elements as the classics? Why or why not?

3. What are the purposes do you think for people reading "the classics"? What are the purposes for people reading fantasy fiction? Is one purpose better than another? Explain your response.

4. Would you read fantasy fiction even outside an educational setting? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Dragon's Blood based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Dragon's Blood is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that Dragon's Blood as a novel in a series changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Dragon's Blood could be considered a Bildungsroman or "Coming of Age" story of Jakkin. Discuss the following:

1. Define Bildungsroman, or "Coming of Age," and give several examples from literature you have read.

2. Trace and analyze the character of Jakkin as he changes from a rather naive boy to a wiser, more world-wise young man. What are the significant events that change Jakkin?

3. After thoroughly analyzing Jakkin's growth, do you think Dragon's Blood could be considered Jakkin's Coming of Age story? Why or why not?

4. Are there any other characters in Dragon's Blood who go through a Coming of Age experience? Who? Why do you think so?

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