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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. Why are the men terrified whom Egwene and Nynaeve overhear arguing?

2. What does Mat hear Gaebril order a subordinate?

3. Who witnesses a conversation between Ba'alzamon and a woman in white in the dream world?

4. Who is Juilin Sandar?

5. Who does Nynaeve impress with her medical knowledge?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Perrin come by a large hammer when he arrives in Tear?

2. What does Siuan Sanche say about the sword called Callandor?

3. How do Mat and Thom come to find out where Nynaeve, Egwene and Elayne are?

4. Where does Elayne send Mat, and how is he able to escape Tar Valon?

5. What does Juilian learn about Liandrin and the other black ajah Aes Sedai?

6. Why does Lan go after Moiraine even though she told him to set out for Tar Valon?

7. Who does Mat find when he hits the taverns to earn money and what does the man tell Mat as to why he is in Tar Valon?

8. What does Egwene discover when she visits Tel'Aran'Rhiod?

9. What does Perrin observe in the wolf dream with Hopper's help?

10. Who is in a cage in Remem, and why is he there?

Essay Topics

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

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

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss The Dragon Reborn based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1, and judge if The Dragon Reborn is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that The Dragon Reborn is a novel in a series changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

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