Taran Wanderer 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 many Fair Folk have disappear in search of what is stolen from them?

2. What ruins the fields of Taran's farmer friend?

3. What does Taran want from the people he visits first on his quest?

4. What does Taran do with the gift brought to him by Kaw as he is being led by the enchanted frog?

5. Why does the king give Taran the favor he asks when Groyon and Gast appear on the farmer's land?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dallben not want Taran to go on a quest to find his parentage?

2. What does Taran suggest King Smoit do instead of his usual punishment to Goryon and Gast, and why?

3. What feast is laid out for Taran when he meets Lord Gast, and why is this so ironic?

4. What does Llylan find in the bushes after their encounter with Kaw?

5. What important fact does Doli teach Taran about his battle horn?

6. What does Kaw do when he sees Taran traveling with his friends?

7. Where is the first place that Taran goes when he leaves on his mission and why?

8. Where does Morda get the necklace that he has?

9. How does Taran stall Morda when he wants to turn Taran into an animal?

10. What does Taran notice about the men riding his horse when he finds where his stolen horse is?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Which character do you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How does this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 2

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Lloyd Alexander choose these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

What are some of the forms of foreshadowing used in this book, and how do those moments affect the course of the plot?

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