The City of Gold and Lead 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. How far up is Will's master's home?

2. What happens to Will after his action in question #173?

3. What does Will's master decide is his and Will's relationship?

4. How does Fritz do as the games continue?

5. What kind of illness does Will's master have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Will's instructor show him?

2. What is the place like where the female slaves go?

3. Where does Will keep notes and how does he hide them?

4. What does the city of the masters look like?

5. Why did Will have to pick his master up at work early?

6. How does Beanpole feel about his efforts? What happens the day after the games end?

7. Why do Will and Fritz talk about how to get out of the city, what do they think is the best way and what concerns Will?

8. What happens as soon as Will arrives at his master's house?

9. What do the athletes do when they first arrive in the city?

10. What does Will's master decide is their relationship and what does he ask Will? What is Will's response?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Will left White Mountain to go to the games in hopes of entering the Tripod City he did so in order to find a way to fight the aliens. The two groups, Tripods and Humans are set up as evil and good. In a majority of fiction there are usually clear lines between "good and evil." Will runs into a small glitch in his good and evil thinking -- his Master decides to be friends and for the most part treats him well.

1. Although no true friendship can exist between a master and a slave -- the power distribution is too uneven, Will certainly fares better than Fritz. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think in any group of people all of the members are either evil or good? For example is it possible there are some good in the aliens? Why or why not?

3. Describe a situation in the 21st. Century that you think represents an alignment of Good on one side, and of Evil on the other.

Essay Topic 2

In THE CITY OF GOLD AND LEAD, there are other sentient beings besides humans, though they seem to have a greater status than humans. Discuss the following:

1. List and describe all the sentient, non-human beings.

2. Why do you think most of the the non-human, sentient beings are accorded greater status? Is it fair? Are they superior to human beings?

4. Why do you think Christopher creates a world where non-humans are of greater status?

Essay Topic 3

Loyalty is demonstrated in a number of ways, as is the lack of loyalty. Beanpole demonstrates his loyalty to Will several times in THE CITY OF GOLD AND LEAD. Discuss the following:

1. How do you define loyalty? Is the ability and desire to be loyal an admirable trait in humans? Why or why not? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being loyal to a person? Cause? Country? Idea? What of those who are loyal to something no matter what they learn about that person, thing, ideal, country, etc... -in other words, blind loyalty.

2. Discuss and analyze why you think Beanpole is loyal to Will. Is it warranted? Wise? Earned? What other instances of loyalty occur in The City of Gold and Lead? Is the way Will feels about the human race and freeing the world a form of loyalty?

3. What other admirable traits besides loyalty occur in THE CITY OF GOLD AND LEAD? Discuss fully two of those traits with specific examples.

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