Taran Wanderer Test | Final 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 happens to the shepherd's son?

2. What is the only thing of value that Taran is carrying on his journey?

3. Why is Taran so hesitant to give up his sword to Dorath?

4. Who does the crippled man give his child to when he can no longer care for it?

5. Why does Dorath offer to help Taran complete his quest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Taran and the travelers find among the rocks after leaving Dorath's camp?

2. What is Taran's plan to help the fourth of the Free Commots fight against Dorath and his band?

3. How does Taran feel about the Commot Merin.

4. What part of his history does Craddoc tell Taran as they eat at his home?

5. What does Taran do to avoid having Dorath join the quest, and what happens?

6. How does Taran feel about his work as a potter?

7. After Craddoc's death, why does Taran say he no longer wishes to find his real parents?

8. What does the weaver make Taran do when she agrees to let him become her apprentice?

9. How does Taran feel about Dorath and his men when he first meets them?

10. After spending a season as a shepherd, how does Taran feel about his new life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Taran endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons does he learn through these experiences?

Essay Topic 2

Shame and propriety are common themes throughout this book. What are some of the instances where these themes are present, and why are they so important to the characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

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

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