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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. Who has been murdered by unknown assailants?

2. Why does Egwene have to abandon freeing Rand?

3. To what are Egwene and Elayne raised?

4. What does Min see in Leya's future?

5. What does Liandrin's group steal before leaving Tar Valon?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Leya and what does Min see about her?

3. Where are Mat, Nynaeve, Egwene, Hurin and Verin Sedai at the opening of this chapter and what are they doing?

4. How are Etwene, Nynaeve and Elayne treated publicly versus privately once they are back in the White Tower?

5. Who is Pedron Niall and what is in the report Pedron Niall receives?

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

7. What effect does Rand have on the town of Jarra?

8. What does Else Grimwell reveal to Nynaeve, Egwene and Elayne and what are the three's thoughts about it?

9. What is Moiraine's explanation about the dreams the group all had in common about Callandor during the night?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Dragon Reborn belongs to the literary genre of fantasy fiction. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly define the term genre and offer examples of it from your own reading experience. Why do you think it is useful to categorize fiction into genres? What could be a disadvantage of doing so?

2. What do you think is the main motivation for a person to read a fantasy novel? Is entertainment a good enough reason? Are there any other reasons to read this genre? What? Explain fully.

3. In "academe," fantasy novels are often thought of as less literary than some other genres and for that reason are sometimes "snubbed" in the study of literature. Why do you think this is so? Do you agree with this "snobbery"?

Essay Topic 2

Jordan treats the world of dreams as an actual world where what happens there can impact people when not in the dream world; for example, if one is killed in the dream world, they are dead in "real life." Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze how both Egwene and Perrin become more and more experienced in the dream world from the beginning of The Dragon Reborn to the end.

2. Describe and analyze Tel'Aran'Rhiod, and how it impacts the plot in The Dragon Reborn.

3. Why do you think Jordan includes the world of Tel'Aran'Rhiod in his Wheel of Time series?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare/contrast Rand and Mat. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of The Dragon Reborn? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of The Dragon Reborn?

2. Compare/contrast Rand and Perrin. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of The Dragon Reborn? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of The Dragon Reborn?

3. Compare/contrast Mat and Perrin. How are they alike? How are they different? Are they both protagonists? Antagonists? Or? Are they likable characters? How critical are they to the plot of The Dragon Reborn? Who do you like the most of the two? Why? Do you think they each are critical to the success of The Dragon Reborn?

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