Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Kasumi in Midkemia?
2. From where has Macros come?
3. Why has Duke Borric set aside money for Pug?
4. What message does Duke Caldric want Laurie and Kasumi to carry?
5. Who does Milamber surprise at the Shinzawai Lords' house?
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
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 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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