The Elfstones of Shannara Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Terry Brooks
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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 had Wil been doing?

2. What characteristic did the elven girl not have?

3. Where are Amberle and Wil?

4. What did the Elven boy give Wil and Amberle?

5. Which Demon did Dagda Mor summon to go after Amberle?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Wil do that he was not supposed to have done?

2. What act makes Cephelo doubt Wil's previous story regarding who he was and from whence he came?

3. What is the one thing that could continue the Forbidding?

4. What should the faerie creatures have noticed regarding the humans?

5. Why can't Allanon be the one to guide the elven girl, Amberle, to Safehold and the Bloodfire?

6. What were the Brakes?

7. What did Wil know about when he handed over his clothes, and why wasn't he perturbed about it?

8. Why wouldn't Cephelo trade the horse back to Wil for his services rendered?

9. What does the beautiful Rover, Eretria want with Wil?

10. Why was Flick distressed at the distance separating him from Wil?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although Amberle initially is mad at Allanon and Wil for bringing her back to Arborlon, she makes a supreme sacrifice by becoming the very thing she was afraid of. Why was she afraid of the Ellcrys? What dispelled this fear? Would this fear be likely to occur again if Amberle-Ellcrys were to require a Chosen protege? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Briefly, this book discusses financial transactions over human lives in the sale of Eretria. How does this make you feel? Why is that? Do you think Eretria would have had a better life with her father than with the Rovers? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Cephelo's lack of belief when it came to who or what could wield the Elfstones. Why do you think this is? How might he have saved himself the trouble of stealing them if he had simply listened to the young elves in their affirmation of the truth?

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