A Game of Thrones Test | Final 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. What does Joffrey do at his first court session?

2. What does Robert want to do when he discovers Daenerys is pregnant?

3. Because Bran keeps insisting that the children of the forest exist, what does Maester Luwin do?

4. What does Arya do while her sword training teacher fights Ser Meryn?

5. Who do Lysa Arryn and Lord Stannis want to go to war against?

Short Essay Questions

1. Under what condition will Cersei allow Sansa to marry Joffrey?

2. Why does Bran want to go into the crypt?

3. Why does Arya disguise herself as a boy?

4. What does Eddard see as a benefit if he joins the Night Watch?

5. When Sansa discusses the children she and Joffrey will have, what does Eddard realize about Jon Arryn's death?

6. What is said about Arya's father in the conversation she overhears while she is sword training in the Red Keep?

7. Why does Eddard choose his own man, instead of the King's Justice, to enforce the death sentence against Ser Gregor?

8. What is the threat Robert makes to Eddard if Eddard resigns as King's Hand?

9. On what condition will Cersei grant mercy for Eddard?

10. What knowledge about the paternity of Cersei's children does Eddard reveal to Cersei?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does the setting influence the events in the story? Give examples to explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

In A Game of Thrones, Jon Snow and Bran both have dreams. Choose a dream of one of these two characters. Who has the dream? What is the dream about? What symbolism is in the dream? What does the content of the dream tell us about the character who has the dream? Does the dream provide any hints or clues of events that take place later in the story? What is the author's purpose in including the dream in the story?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses a variety of made-up words in A Game of Thrones. Why did the author make up words instead of using conventional terms? How does the genre of the story relate to the made-up terms? Does the use of these words enhance or detract from your understanding of the story? Does the use of these words enhance or detract from the content of the story? Select five of these made-up words and explain their meaning in the story.

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