Stone of Tears Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Richard tell Kahlan to do?

2. What did Nathan tell a sister he called to him?

3. Why are Richard and Kahlan discussing the tear in the veil?

4. What does Zedd and Addie decide to do in Chapter 35?

5. What does Richard do when he is attacked?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is causing Zedd and Addie a problem, what does Zedd try to do about it and what happens when he does?

2. Where does Kahlan go when she leaves the Mud People and what happens to her sister?

3. What is Sister Margret doing in Chapter 20 and what happens with her?

4. What does Richard tell Kahlan about why he won't wear a collar?

5. Where are Chase and Rachel while Richard is crossing the valley?

6. What does Zedd and Addie decide they must do about their problem?

7. What happens when the two remaining sisters come to offer Richard a collar?

8. In Chapter 5, what does Margret see and what does Nathan say about it?

9. What does Richard see while in the Valley of the Lost, what happens to Verna, how does Richard deal with it and what is her reaction?

10. Who attacks Richard and Verna while they are traveling and what does Verna tell Richard?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sister Verna tells Richard that he is using his magic without realizing how he is using it and so he it is very dangerous. She demands to have his Sword of Truth which Richard always carries. He refuses but then decides that he will give it. Sister Verna tells him that by offering the sword he has earned the right to keep it.

1. Why do you think by Richard being willing to give up his sword Verna decided he had the right to keep it? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Explain in detail, some of the problems Richard has caused with his magic and how the situation could have been prevented had he more knowledge of himself. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Knowing what is known of Richard from this book, why do you think he changed his mind about giving up his sword? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The ultimate success of a book hinges on many factors. A book such as Stone of Tears is difficult to gauge its success because it is one in a series of books about the sword of truth. Nonetheless, there are some aspects of any book that must be rendered well in order for it to be considered a successful work of fiction. Discuss the following:

1. What are some aspects of The Stone of Tears that contribute to it being a successful novel? Give examples.

2. What are some aspects of The Stone of Tears that should be changed to make it an even more successful novel? Give examples.

3. Discuss five aspects of any work of fiction that need to be present and done well to make it a successful novel.

Essay Topic 3

Though it is not a part of Stone of Tears, the readers are given enough information to learn that Richard was, up until a short time ago, a peasant in a small village. Discuss the following:

1. How do you think Richard has changed from who he was before he leaves his village to the Richard he is in Stone of Tears?

2. Why do you think Goodkind chooses a young, unknown man to be the hero of the series?

3. How would the book have been different if Richard had been a prince?

4. How would the book have been different if the Seeker had been a female?

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