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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 Rand cause in his anger?

2. What language does Mat speak as he is being healed?

3. How is the ter'angreal arranged that Egwene must walk through?

4. What is another name for the Tuatha'an?

5. To what city does evidence point for finding the rogue Aes Sedai?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens as Nynaeve and Egwene are returning to Egwene's quarters in the White Tower?

2. Who are the Aiel and the Tuatha'an?

3. Why is Mat so hungry in the next few days after he is healed?

4. Describe Perrin's dream of the man in black who offers him wine.

5. Why does Nynaeve decide to find Mat and attempt to heal him herself?

6. About what do Rand and Moiraine argue, and what does Rand do?

7. Describe Egwene's first vision.

8. Describe Mat's healing and who is present.

9. Who does Mat challenge and beat in a mock fight?

10. What does Min tell Perrin about symbols she sees around him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in The Dragon Reborn.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of The Dragon Reborn. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of The Dragon Reborn. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

The word "ta'veren" is used frequently in The Dragon Reborn and in all the other books in Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Discuss the following:

1. Explain the concept of ta'veren and give examples of it to illustrate your explanation.

2. Do you think Jordan uses instances of ta'veren as a narrative contrivance? Why or why not. Give examples to support your stance.

3. How do you think the concept of ta'veren adds to the complexity of the novel? Explain using examples.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Define irony in literary terms. Discuss the irony of the situation that Egwene uses the Dream World to disable Amico in the real world in order for her, Elayne and Nynaeve to escape. What other irony can you find in The Dragon Reborn? Do you think irony enhances the book? Why or why not.

2. Define symbolism in literary terms. Discuss the use and meaning of five symbols you choose to analyze from The Dragon Reborn. What do they symbolize? Is the symbolism obvious? Effective? Does the symbolism contribute to the enjoyment of reading?

3. Discuss five literary devices that occur in The Dragon Reborn and how they are used. Are they effective? Do they add or detract from the reading of the book? Why or why not. Some possible devices: Allusion, connotation, denouement, dialogue, flashback, figurative language, motif, metaphor, narrator, point of view, simile, mood, and puns.

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