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. Why weren't Wil and Allanon invited in?

2. Where did Wil and Amberle tie their possessions to on Artaq?

3. Where would they find Amberle?

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

5. What was the name of the King's First Minister?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Amberle's argument as to why she couldn't return back to Arborlon?

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

4. What offended Wil regarding Amberle?

5. What was the reason for the block when Wil attempted to use the stones?

6. In what ways did the Elven boy help Wil and Amberle?

7. Why did Lauren recommend Amberle to talk with Ellcrys?

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

9. What sensation does Wil get within his dreams that makes him uncomfortable?

10. What conclusion did Amberle and Wil both share following the demon trap at Drey Wood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Reapers mistake when it killed the band of Rovers. Do you think it was an honest mistake or killing for the joy of killing? How was the death of the Rovers what gave Wil and Amberle time to make it into the Hollows? What might have happened otherwise? Support your answer from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the Stor's only accepting Gnomes to be healers. How does this effectively limit the applicants to strictly gnomes and therefore create a stagnation of talent and abilities? Refute or support that statement using three sources not including the Elfstones of Shannara.

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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