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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 news does Taran hear when he first wakes after suffering injuries trying to save the shepherd?
2. Who is the fourth of the Free Commots in danger of?
3. What does Dorath do to make the fight between him and Taran unfair?
4. What does Taran suggest to the fourth of the Free Commots to trick their aggressors?
5. What do Taran and the farmer with the large family find in a field one day?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Taran do to avoid having Dorath join the quest, and what happens?
2. After Craddoc's death, why does Taran say he no longer wishes to find his real parents?
3. What is the wager that Dorath puts forth to Taran, and why is Taran so hesitant to accept it?
4. What do Taran and the travelers find among the rocks after leaving Dorath's camp?
5. What is Llonio's philosophy on life?
6. What is Taran's plan to help the fourth of the Free Commots fight against Dorath and his band?
7. What does Craddoc tell Taran just before he dies after falling off the ledge?
8. How does Taran feel about his work as a potter?
9. What part of his history does Craddoc tell Taran as they eat at his home?
10. What items does Taran make while he is a blacksmith, and what happens to them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Personal identity was one of the main themes in this book. Where does this theme appear, and how does its inclusion in the novel shape the course of the plot?
Essay Topic 2
What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?
Essay Topic 3
Power and Greed are two common themes in this book. Where do they appear, and how do they differ in their manifestations?
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