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Stone of Tears Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

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.

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.

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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