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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. To what city does evidence point for finding the rogue Aes Sedai?
2. What does Rand reach for according to Egewene?
3. Who led the Whitecloak forces at the battle of Falme?
4. Who are the Souless?
5. What has been returned to Mat's possession?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who are the Aiel and the Tuatha'an?
2. Where are Mat, Nynaeve, Egwene, Hurin and Verin Sedai at the opening of this chapter and what are they doing?
3. What reports have been coming out of some villages about young men who look like Rand?
4. Describe Egwene's second vision.
5. What is happening on the Almoth Plain, and what is Moiraine's response to it?
6. Describe Perrin's dream of the man in black who offers him wine.
7. Who visits Mat and what does she tell him?
8. Describe Mat's healing and who is present.
9. Why does Nynaeve decide to find Mat and attempt to heal him herself?
10. What does Else Grimwell reveal to Nynaeve, Egwene and Elayne and what are the three's thoughts about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or ideas that are not a part of the "real" world. In the case of The Dragon Reborn, much of the setting may seem familiar to the reader (i.e. there are woods, mountains, rivers, oceans, etc.), though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:
1. Find five terms that are a part of the world of The Dragon Reborn that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in The Dragon Reborn.
2. Define the words as used in in The Dragon Reborn's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.
3. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of The Dragon Reborn. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in The Dragon Reborn? What word(s)?
4. Were there any words you never really understood from The Dragon Reborn? Which ones?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of power throughout The Dragon Reborn. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with power? Why? What are some symbols of power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of magic throughout The Dragon Reborn. What characters are most concerned with magic? Why? What are some symbols of magic? How does the ability to channel give an automatic advantage to someone over another who cannot channel? Is there abuse of this ability?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of evil throughout The Dragon Reborn. What characters are what you would call evil? Why? What are some symbols of evil? Symbols of good? Are more characters evil than good or vice versa? Do you think in general there is less evil than good in the book?
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