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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 did Macros say about why Pug was captured into slavery by the Tsurani?
2. What does King Rodric tell Lyam when he arrives?
3. From where did Milamber get the architecture for his house?
4. What does Milamber tell Kamatsu?
5. What makes Milamber sick?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Macros' note explain about himself and interrupting the peace negotiations?
2. Sum up, briefly what happened to Kasumi, Martin, Arutha, Pug and Amos.
3. Where does Pug go when he reaches Midkemia and who does he see? What does the man tell him?
4. What does Lyam do about the Tsurani once King Rodric dies?
5. What does Pug tell Kulgan about rifts?
6. Where are Martin and Garret going and what does Martin tell Garret he wants from him?
7. What happens when Thomas confronts the Tsurani prisoners?
8. What happens after Milamber makes it through the rift?
9. What does Kasumi say about Pug's actions at the festival?
10. What do Pug and the others first find when they go to Macros' island?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pug falls in love with a servant girl in the house and wants to marry her but is forbidden. You aren't told why but that it goes back to the secrets they are keeping from Pug and Laurie.
1. Do you think the above situation is a foreshadow of something later in the book? Why or why not?
2. Do you think two slaves should be allowed to marry each other? Why or why not?
3. How closely do you think the slave situation in this book resembles the one that used to be in place before the Civil War in America? Discuss in detail the differences and similarities.
Essay Topic 2
When Tsurani slaves are captured along with Tsurani guards, the slaves suffer the same punishment as the guards--at least until Thomas is stopped from killing any more of either group. Discuss the following:
1. If one is a slave, should s/he be held accountable for an action s/he takes when ordered to do so by his/her master?
2. Should a slave refuse to commit something such as murder even if the refusal would result in the slave's death?
3. Who is morally responsible for a slave's actions who is following the orders of the master--the slave, the master or both?
Essay Topic 3
Though many readers think of fantasy as solely entertainment, much can be learned from studying the themes of any fantasy novel. Discuss the following:
1. Discuss and analyze the theme of honor as it occurs throughout the book.
2. Discuss and analyze the theme of magic as it occurs throughout the book.
3. Discuss and analyze two minor themes as they occur throughout the book.
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