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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 does Richard refer to himself to Verna?

2. Who attacks Richard in Chapter 24?

3. What is the name of the black creature who attacked Zedd and Chase?

4. What do two Sisters in the Palace of the Prophets decide about Pasha Maes?

5. What was the person who first put a collar on Richard?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do some of the soldiers bring a boy to Kahlan and what does she do? How does he respond?

2. What does Verna point out to Richard on the way to the Palace and how does he feel about it?

3. What does Zedd tell his two companions to do about the screeling?

4. Where are several sisters discussing Richard and what do they decide?

5. What does Sister Liliana tell Richard and what does Perry ask him?

6. Describe the encounter between Richard and Darken Rahl in the Garden of Life at the end of the book?

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

8. Who does Zedd find in the crowd after taking care of the screeling and what does she tell him? What does Zedd ask her and what is her response?

9. What does Richard do and what does Kahlan do when the last sister comes and offers Richard the collar?

10. How do some of the boys in the Galen army feel about Kahlan and what does she tell them?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Stone of Tears, there seems to be more individuals and groups who are not trustworthy than are. Discuss one of the following:

1. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are untrustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout Stone of Tears.

2. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are trustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout Stone of Tears.

3. Who do you think Richard trusts in this book and is his trust well founded? Who does he mistrust and why? Give specific examples.

Essay Topic 2

Politics and manipulation influence much of what happens in Stone of Tears, including some of Richard's choices in response to others attempting to manipulate him. Discuss one of the following:

1. Describe the political situation in Stone of Tears and how it impacts the actions of three of the major characters.

2. Discuss and analyze several people who try to manipulate Richard and his responses to them.

3. Although Richard seems to ignore the political situations in Stone of Tears he still gets embroiled in the politics. Is his disdain for political manipulation naive? Is he ignoring his duties by trying to ignore the politics in Stone of Tears?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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