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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 or what are attracted to people who dabble in magic and mysticism?
2. Which two of the following are one and the same?
3. When the man Esk meets in the square tells her about caravans, what does she point out to him?
4. While wizards' minds give shape to thoughts, what do witches work with?
5. Who protect caravans but are in lesser demand than wizards are?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Granny when she travels to find Esk?
2. What happens when Treatle's caravan arrives?
3. What happens to students who fail to become wizards?
4. What do the dwarves offer to do for Granny, and what does she want instead?
5. What does Esk ask the man who is counting tobacco and what does he tell her?
6. What happens to Esk when she becomes the mind of the stones of the University?
7. Who are the inhabitants of the Shades?
8. When Esk fights with the Things, what does she realize about their bodies?
9. What is the nightmare that Esk has about the Strange Things when Granny finds her?
10. What does Granny transform herself into to deflect Cutangle's attacks?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Borrowing? When Esk does this for the first time, how does she change? What does she struggle with? What does she give up? How does she come back into her own body? Describe.
Essay Topic 2
What is the significance of taking an ethereal journey versus just a physical one? How does this affect Esk?
Part 1) What is the difference in the journeys of Esk compared to those of Simon?
Part 2) Describe Esk's experience on her second trip and how it varies greatly from her first Becoming. What fears has she conquered?
Part 3) Does Esk or Simon gain more knowledge and understanding from their journeys? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast two settings for this book. Do these settings remind you of places that exist in the world? Why? Be sure to include geography, time, and any pertinent popular culture events. How does the location of these events affect the understanding of the novel?
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