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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. "The sky seemed to be as _____ with dragons as just recently it must have been with Thread."
2. What edible item did the Masterharper want Menolly to get?
3. What color is dominant in the fire lizards' eyes?
4. What did Sebell tell the Masterharper that Menolly was good at being?
5. Who is Menolly to not pay as much attention to in regards to her studies?
Short Essay Questions
1. What hidden message does Menolly tell to Sebell while they are talking with the two other Harpers after playing together?
2. Why doesn't Menolly have to sit classes with Master Morshal?
3. What did the Masterharper mean when he was told her she was his apprentice?
4. Why shouldn't Menolly bring her fire lizards to the gather?
5. How did Master Domick's reaction change to Menolly from the last time they had met?
6. Why couldn't Sebell give the Masterharper the queen fire lizard?
7. How did Menolly believe she had erred after playing with the three Harpers?
8. How did the Masterharper prepare for a situation that Sebell did not?
9. What actually happened at Benden Weyr?
10. How did Silvina act towards Menolly's lack of desire for finery? What is the rationale behind these decisions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Journeyman Sebell think that Master Domick is superior to the Masterharper? What kind of impression did Menolly get from his imparting of the information? What kinds of things could Menolly learn from Master Domick that she might not learn elsewhere?
Essay Topic 2
Explain Menolly's reaction to kindness, and to finery. How does this accentuate her modest upbringing? Why does she discourage the bestowing of fine articles on her? Explain how vastly Menolly's status improved since her arrival at the Harper Hall. Speculate on how Menolly will develop throughout the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the insatiable envy of the people of the Harpers Hall for Menolly and her way of life. How is her way of life a happy accident, and therefore nothing to be proud of? What kinds of things might they not have envied if they would have known her past?
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