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

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How long did Allanon say that it would take for Amberle to go in front of the Ellcrys?

2. Who was the Demon?

3. Who was the first of the group of Elves to disappear and die?

4. What sound was made from around the group of Rovers?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Wil not bring Eretria with him?

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

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

4. How did Ander understand his brother's bitterness? What was the difference between them?

5. Why was the death of the Ellcrys so worrisome?

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

7. What is the riddle through the glass door that does not break and where is the bloodfire?

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

9. Why had the old man come to live in the wilderness of the Wilderun?

10. What had happened to the Reaper?

Essay 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 elven way of life as the ideal platform for the human way of life. How would things have to change in outlook for this way of life to actually take place? Do you think it is likely to occur? 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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