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 led to King Robert's hunting injury?

2. Why do Jon and a group of men from the Night Watch go Beyond-the-Wall?

3. Whom does Eddard think is the rightful heir to Robert's throne?

4. While Eddard is recovering from his injuries from the battle with the Lannisters, what does he learn about Tyrion?

5. Because Robert knows he is dying, whom does he make Protector of the Realm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sam tell Jon when Jon is upset that he is made steward to the Lord Commander of the Night Watch?

2. What does Lysa Arryn say about the Lannisters that shows she is unstable?

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

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

5. Even though Tyrion survives the battle with Robb's army, why is he upset about the flank of the army to which his father assigned him?

6. How does Cersei thwart Robert's dying wish that Eddard become Protector of the Realm?

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

8. What was the distraction provided by the battle in which Tyrion fought with his father's army?

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

10. What do Robb and Catelyn decide to do about the letter from Sansa?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ambition plays a large part in A Game of Thrones. Explain the topic/theme of ambition as it applies to the Lannisters and Viserys Targaryen.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the meaning of this statement by Jon Snow in chapter 5: "'Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.'" To whom is Jon speaking? What is the situation in the story in which Jon makes this statement? What does this statement tell us about Jon? What is the importance of this statement to the plot? Do you agree with Jon's statement? Why or why not?

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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