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. What startling fact does Taran realize about the creature Llylan found in the bushes?

2. How does Morda get his life force back?

3. What is the first obstacle met on the way to the evil compound of the robber?

4. What does Taran want to do for the man who helped him in Cantrevs?

5. Where has Taran seen what is hanging around the robber's neck before?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Taran and Gurgi when they first enter the Valley Cantrevs?

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

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

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

5. What happened to Doli when he is caught?

6. What happens to King Smoit just as they are about to reach the scene of the dispute between Goryon and Gast?

7. Why does Taran not stay to help the farmer in the Cantrevs Valley?

8. How is King Smoit saved from the river?

9. What does the king ask of Taran after the dispute is settled, and what was Taran's response?

10. What does Lord Gast show Taran before allowing him to continue his quest?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Sacrifice is a theme that is very prevalent in this book. Who are the characters most affected by this theme, and how do they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 3

Llonio presents a very interesting and unique philosophy on life. What is this philosophy, and how does his different idealism affect the people around him?

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