Siege of Darkness Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who does Baenre lead against House Oblodra?

2. What happens to K'yorl when the magic returns?

3. How does Baenre destroy the wall of the tower at Oblodran?

4. What does the priestess tell Uthegental about Drizzt?

5. What does Baenre do in front of the crowd?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lady Alustriel considering about her home city as she watches her knights battle drow?

2. How is Berg'inyon feeling about the battle and what does Matron Baenre do about it?

3. Why is Catti-brie crying when Drizzt finds her on the plateau and how do she and he resolve her problem?

4. What does Drizzt decide about Catti-brie and her battles?

5. Why does Jarlaxle decide to let Matron Baenre go ahead with her battle plans?

6. What does Baenre decide to do after she learns that Uthegental has been killed?

7. Why does Lady Alustriel finally enter the battle, what does she do, and what happens to her when she does?

8. Why does Matron Baenre want a cavern, what does Jarlaxle want to do about the battle and what does Methil suggest to him?

9. Why does Errtu decide to obey Lolth?

10. What does Frible tell Belwar about Blingdenstone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

At the conclusion of a novel, most readers either consciously or unconsciously engage in processing the book and usually come to a conclusion as to whether they like the book or not. Discuss one of the following:

1. Would you consider SIEGE OF DARKNESS a "good" book? Why or why not? Use examples to illustrate your stance.

2. What do you think are the elements of an outstanding novel? Analyze one of your favorite novels to see if those elements are present.

3. What are some reasons you might consider a novel a failure? Analyze a novel you think is a failure and see if those elements are in that novel.

Essay Topic 3

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Siege of Darkness is? Explain your response.

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