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Raymond E. Feist
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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. How do the Tsurani view the conducting of war?

2. What does Milamber see as he stands on a high rock during his last task?

3. What does Milamber mean?

4. What is a Great One?

5. What does the visitor tell the queen?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Amos wakes and what is the gist of his and Trevor's conversation?

2. What did Nogamu try to do to Pug and Laurie and how did that turn out?

3. Why is the boat trip Amos will be doing dangerous, what do they do about that and how does it turn out?

4. What is the man standing outside a room doing and wearing? What can you infer from his dress and manner?

5. What is known about Pug and Laurie in the opening of the book?

6. Who is the small boy that misled Arutha and what does he say about himself?

7. What does Charles tell Arutha about the Tsurani?

8. What does Chogana tell Pug before Pug leaves the camp?

9. Who appears at the queen's abode and what does he tell the queen about their enemy and himself?

10. Why do the soldiers in the army tend to obey Thomas? What can you infer about Thomas from this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In chapter 7, Princess Anita is smuggled on board in order to escape a forced marriage with Guy du Bas-Tyra, who wants to use Anita as a means to gain the throne. Anita announces to her cousin, Arutha, that their parents had intended them to marry for the sake of the kingdom ever since the two were quite young. In many cultures both in fantasy and the "real" world, women have no say over who they marry--even in the Western world up until the 20th century, women were often forced to marry for political or social expediency. Discuss one of the following:

1. How would you react if you were told at a very early age who you would marry? Would you be willing to obey your parents knowing that there is very little future for an unmarried woman.

2. Even though women have been controlled as far as marriage for centuries, some men are just as "stuck" with an unwanted marriage partner as a women--these are usually nobles who must marry to keep or raise the standing of their families. If you are a man and are told who you would marry and you found that person quite unacceptable, would you give up money and position to defy your parents?

3. Why do you think forced marriages are occurring less and less often even in countries where woman are still quite oppressed?

Essay Topic 2

It appears the queen cares very much for Thomas. Many of the elves seem to fear the magic that he possesses because of the Valheru the magic came from. She has set up her magicians to cast helping spells on Thomas, and it appears to help him in keeping the darkness from taking him over. She doesn't want him to be her husband. The reader sees that she is afraid of what would happen if he does go toward the dark magic. The reader also sees she is afraid of watching him grow old while she remains young.

1. Given the situation with Thomas the queen seems to have quite a dilemma. Discuss what you think are her options and if you were in her place what you would do.

2. Discuss thoroughly the implications of becoming the spouse of someone immortal if you are mortal.

3. Discuss in depth the qualities we know are in Thomas that would help him fight the darkness and the qualities he has that might push him towards the darkness.

Essay Topic 3

One of the common elements of fantasy is the presence of some sort of magic. Discuss the following:

1. Is it fair that Pug (Milamber) is honored and elevated in position from that of a slave when it is discovered that he has great magical abilities?

2. What sort of cultural problems do you think the United States would have if it were suddenly discovered that 1% of its population possessed magical abilities similar to that which Pug (Milamber) has?

3. Would you want to part of the 1% of the population that possesses magical abilities? Why or why not?

4. Do you think most people would use their magical abilities for good or evil? Explain.

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