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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 Arutha do after the coronation?
2. What does Queen Aglaranna notice about Thomas since he's been freed?
3. What are on the boats Laurie and Kasumi see?
4. What has the king proclaimed about Laurie and Kasumi?
5. What does Amos do at the end of the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where do Kasumi and Laurie go and what happens when they first arrive there?
2. What does Thomas tell the council about his ambitions and what do he and the queen do?
3. What does the Warlord want from the Great Ones and what is their response?
4. What happens when Milamber gets angry at the arena?
5. What does Milamber do when he first leaves the Great Ones school and what is he trying to decide?
6. How does Lyam feel about being king and what does he think about Martin?
7. What happens when King Rodric arrives?
8. What is to be done about Guy du Bas-Tyra and what does Guy do?
9. What happens to Laurie and Kasumi when they go to see King Rodric?
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
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
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
A man stands outside a plain cell room. The man is dressed in a plain white robe, as are the other young men there. There are men in black robes that appear and nod to one of the young men meaning for them to follow. The man stands and waits on a man in black for him to follow. He is not allowed to talk. He doesn't remember being told that, but he knows he isn't allowed. He can't remember anything before waking in his cell, but it doesn't worry him.
1. Discuss in detail what a reader might infer about the man in white and his situation based only on the above paragraph.
2. Do you think it is a normal response for someone to not care if she/he can't remember anything and even knows he's not supposed to talk? Why or why not?
3. Explain in detail how you think you would feel in the above situation using examples from the book and your own life.
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