The Blue Sword 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. Whose help does Harry seek?

2. What does Mathin say is a sign of honor?

3. What does the crowd do after Harry wins?

4. Where does Harry say they are headed?

5. Who comes running after Harry surprises everyone?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Harry as her group retreat from the Northern army?

2. What do Jack and Harry see when they look though the gap after a unnatural North wind begins to blow and what do they do?

3. What does Harry find when she follows a small stream away from the hall of Luthe and what does she learn there?

4. How does Harry get a sword and how does she become a Rider?

5. What does Kentarre say to Harry when Harry is getting ready to join Corlath and what does the rest of the group do about Harry leaving?

6. Where are Harry, Senay, and Terim going at the beginning of Chapter 13, why are they going there and what is Harry carrying?

7. What does Harry do the first night in Luthe's hall, what does she want to know and what does he ask her?

8. How does Harry get into Jack's residence?

9. What does Senay say about the filanon, and how many filanon join the group?

10. What does Luthe advise Harry about her questions about her future?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Corlath and Sir Charles. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Harry and Amelia. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in "The Blue Sword" help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "The Blue Sword" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and then judge if "The Blue Sword" is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "The Blue Sword" a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "The Blue Sword"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "The Blue Sword", including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "The Blue Sword" and your own live to support your opinion.

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