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. How do the two towers trap people in the Valley of the Lost?

2. What happens when Richard tells the Mud People he wants to talk to their ancestors?

3. Why is Verna the sister to collar Richard?

4. On what did Zedd put the stone he took out of his pocket?

5. What does Kahlan say to Richard about putting the collar on?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Kahlan find after being rescued and what does he say and do?

2. What does the Prelate tell Sister Verna?

3. How does Verna feel about what Richard did in the village of the Majendie and about what does she warn him?

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

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

6. What does Zedd take out of his pocket in Chapter 4 and what does he do with it?

7. What does Richard announce once he is inside the palace?

8. What does Kahlan do at the beginning of Chapter 38 concerning the Imperial Army?

9. Why is Richard able to move freely about the palace?

10. What happens to Richard, Warren, and Verna when he returns from the woods?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Stone of Tears, it appears that most of the true heroics is done by men. This type of stereotyping is changing and women are being given more active, heroic, and physical roles in fantasy novels.

1. Discuss in detail, with examples, the various heroic qualities that are seen in Kahlan.

2. Discuss in detail, with examples, the various heroic qualities that are seen in Sister Verna.

3. Discuss in detail, with examples, the various heroic qualities that are seen in Addie.

Essay Topic 2

Richard seems to be the central character in many prophecies. He is mentioned in the Mud People stories, in D'Hara, the Baka Ban Mana and in the Southern Continent. It would appear that even though he is one person he will change the history of the entire world. This would indicate what seems to be one of the primary themes in this book that one person can make a huge difference.

1. What do you think is meant by the theme expressed above?

2. Discuss and incident in depth you have seen or read about in which one person made a difference.

3. Although most people think of one person making a difference for the good of all, there have been many incidences in history in which one person made a negative impact. Discuss one of these people and how their character compared to Richard's.

Essay Topic 3

Nathan tells Maragret to tell the Prelate that there is a pebble in the pond, although Maragret doesn't understand. The pebble in the pond is Richard, and the Prelate will explain to Richard that Richard causes waves that touch and move everything around them. The Prelate goes on to tell Richard that the trouble with being a pebble in the pond is that the pebble sinks.

1. What do you think a pebble in the pond might mean in terms of Midland's history? Use examples from Stone of Tears to support your answer. Also, give some examples of pebbles in the pond in the history of our world and why you think those examples are pebbles in a pond.

2. Do you think anyone can be a pebble in a pond? Why or why not? Use examples to support your answer.

3. Discuss the various ponds that exist in society, e.g. a town, a state, a country. Include in your discussion how a small "pond" might affect larger ones.

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