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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 happens when a drow tries to shoot Drizzt with a crossbow as he is battling the creature from question #149?
2. What do Lolth and Errtu discuss in Chapter Twelve?
3. What does she think about the soldiers' chances when they meet the kobolds?
4. What does Matron Baenre insist upon in relation to K'yorl?
5. How does Baenre destroy the wall of the tower at Oblodran?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Frible tell Belwar about Blingdenstone?
2. Describe how Uthegental is killed.
3. What does Belwar think about as the drow armies advance?
4. What is Lady Alustriel considering about her home city as she watches her knights battle drow?
5. What has Uthegental been told to do about Blingdenstone but what does he do? What does he find?
6. What does Drizzt decide about Catti-brie and her battles?
7. What does Drizzt discuss in his letter before Chapter Seventeen about the dwarfs and what does he say about them?
8. What does Drizzt discuss in his prologue to Chapter Twenty-Three?
9. Why might those in Keeper's Dale have a rough battle?
10. How is Drizzt almost killed when he is battling a Minotau and how is he saved?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In some ways, a novel that includes magic is full of "narrative contrivances." Discuss the following:
1. Define and offer examples of the literary device "narrative contrivance."
2. Does the fact that magic can do or undo almost anything change the way one reads a book whose world includes magic? For example, if one of your favorite characters dies in a world of magic, might there always be the expectation that somehow that character is not really dead, that magic will change the fact? How does a setting that includes magic change the reading experience?
3. Since magic can make almost anything happen (or not happen), then would a book such as Siege of Darkness not actually need to contain any narrative contrivances? Explain.
4. Why do you think people like to read books about worlds that contain magic? Do you? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Loyalty is demonstrated in a number of ways, as is the lack of loyalty. There seems to be a great deal of loyalty in the dwarf community and very little in the drow one. Discuss the following:
1. How do you define loyalty? Is the ability and desire to be loyal an admirable trait in humans? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being loyal to a person? Cause? Country? Idea? What of those who are loyal to something no matter what they learn about that person, thing, ideal, country, etc... -in other words, blind loyalty.
2. Discuss and analyze why you think Drizzt is loyal to Bruenor. Is it warranted? Wise? Earned? What other instances of loyalty occur in Siege of Darkness? What about the characters loyalty to their gods?
3. What other admirable traits besides loyalty occur in Siege of Darkness? Discuss fully two of those traits with specific examples.
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