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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 do Kasumi and Pug tell Lyam?
2. What does Kasumi ask?
3. What does Lyam say about the peace offering?
4. What wakes Thomas as he sleeps with the queen?
5. What is one of the first tasks Milamber does in Chapter 8?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is to be done about Guy du Bas-Tyra and what does Guy do?
2. Where do Kasumi and Laurie go and what happens when they first arrive there?
3. What does Thomas tell the council about his ambitions and what do he and the queen do?
4. What do Pug and the others first find when they go to Macros' island?
5. What does Duke Borric tell his son Lyam?
6. What does the Warlord want from the Great Ones and what is their response?
7. What happens when King Rodric arrives?
8. What does Pug tell Kulgan about rifts?
9. What does Lyam tell Arutha about Martin and how does Arutha feel about it?
10. What does Macros tell Thomas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Thomas is in a sense possessed when he dons the Valheru suit of armor. When in chapter 9, he starts beheading the Tsurani guards and slaves, he does so not as Thomas but as the Valheru who used to own the suit. Discuss the following:
1. Should Thomas be held responsible for the murders he commits when possessed by the Valheru?
2. In our culture, someone who commits a crime such as murder who is proven to be insane is remanded to a psychiatric institution rather than prison. Do you think this is the best way to handle the criminally insane?
3. Is anyone who murders sane? Is the act of murder in and of itself insane?
Essay Topic 2
Amos Trask is a former pirate who commits many crimes during his days of piracy. Discuss the following:
1. Amos is pardoned for his crimes by Lyam when Lyam becomes king. Does this seem fair that Amos can just be forgiven his past because he helped Arutha and Anita?
2. Should a king or President or other head of state have the right of pardon? Why or why not.
3. Is there a place in the legal system for pardons? Argue for or against the idea.
Essay Topic 3
In chapter 10 when Kasumi and Laurie finally manage an audience with King Rodric, they realize the king is either insane or so ill that he cannot carry out his royal duties. Discuss the following:
1. How does King Rodric's mental and/or physical health impact the hope for peace with the Tsurani?
2. A number of insane rulers have been tolerated in the "real" world who have wrecked havoc with their people's lives and country's well being. Should a king/queen retain sovereignty if it is obvious they are not fit to rule?
3. Why do you think insane rulers are often allowed to make poor decisions that affect a great number of people?
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