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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 is Matron Baenre thinking about the problems in relation to Lolth?

2. What does Uthegental Armgo want to discuss with Jarlaxle in Chapter Seven?

3. What does Drizzt say Mielikki represents?

4. What does Matron Baenre tell her children would happen if the other house rise against them?

5. What do Drizzt and Catt-brie do at the opening of Chapter Three?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Drizzt do about his panther, how does the figurine respond and what does Catti-brie do? What is the end result for the panther?

2. How does Berkthgar act during his duel with Catti-brie and what is the result of the duel?

3. Why is Errtu angry at Lolth and what does she promise him?

4. What do the Matrons do at the gathering to prepare for K'yorl?

5. What happens when Berg'inyon parries with an elf and how do the others react? Why to they react that way?

6. What is Catti-brie's sword's name, how did she get the sword and what does the sword want?

7. What are Firble and Belwar doing in the tunnels? What does Belwar want to do in the tunnels?

8. Why does Uthegental Armgo visit Jarlaxle?

9. What does Gromph ask Jarlaxle and what does Jarlaxle tell him?

10. How does Jarlaxle find out that Baenre will prevail?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of SIEGE OF DARKNESS, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 2

In SIEGE OF DARKNESS there are other sentient beings besides humans. Discuss the following:

1. List and describe all the sentient, non-human beings.

2. Do you think most of the the non-human, sentient beings are accorded lesser status? Is it fair? Are they inferior to human beings?

3. Are there any characters who seem to accord the non-human, sentient beings equal status with their own? Who? If not, why not?

Essay Topic 3

SIEGE OF DARKNESS is one book in a series of novels involving Drizzt and many other characters. Discuss the following.

1. What are two advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.

2. What is a disadvantage of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Illustrate your statements with details from the text.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

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