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. What does Will do with his book when he is not reading it?

2. Why is Beanpole struggling with some of this matches?

3. What is Will determined to do at the end of the book?

4. What does Will do wrong when he leaves the pool room?

5. What does Will and Fritz do with Will's master?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What kind of tasks must Will do for his master?

4. What is the final outcome of the games for the boys?

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

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

7. How does Will get out of the city and who is waiting for him? What does that person do?

8. How does Will get to his master's house, what does it look like and where might his master being in the social hierarchy?

9. What do Will and Fritz do when they see each other for the first time since entering the city?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Will's world to that of "real" life. What are the advantages to each world? The disadvantages?

2. In which world would you rather live in if you wanted adventure and danger? Explain your response.

3. Discuss what you believe are the necessary information to have if you are going to create a world that doesn't exist.

4. Create an imaginary world and discuss what you would have the various institutions of the world be like. For example, the government, education, health care, religion, etc.

Essay Topic 2

Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Will is no exception. His determination and survival powers might contrast to his immaturity and temper. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze situations when Will demonstrates his determination. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.

2. Trace and analyze Will's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.

3. Discuss how you think Will's admirable traits helped him perform his mission. Have his flaws impacted his mission at all? Do any of those who are with him seem to notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?

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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