The Elfstones of Shannara Test | Final 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 did the box look like in which the Elfstones were kept?

2. What did the old man on the mountain encounter that prevented him from going after Wil and Amberle?

3. What weapon took down Eventine?

4. What was the village called that the Free Corps fought in that earned their commander his nickname?

5. What did Amberle notices while she was crawling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What made Amberle so fearful of the gifts the Ellcrys bestowed upon her?

2. How did Eretria know how to find Wil?

3. Why was Amberle's transformation fitting, as well as Wil's involvement in that transformation?

4. What does Allanon find strange?

5. Why was Pindanon mad at Ander?

6. Why was Flyn so upset and distraught? How did Ander approach the situation?

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

8. How will the army divide and why?

9. In what ways did Emer Chios' words hold weight?

10. How was Rybeck the example of how a Free Corps soldier should die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the Ellcrys' sentience. How do you think humanity would react if we found a sentient plant form? Do you think human nature would change? Why or why not? What would people be likely to do if they encountered a sentient being like the Ellcrys? What leads you to this conclusion?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the difference between Arion and Ander's acceptance of Amberle. Why did they differ? How did this ever widen the gap between Arion and Ander until Arion's death? Could it have been repaired? If so how? If not why?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast this book to another epic fantasy. In what ways are they similar? In what ways are they different? Do you think similarities were intentional? Why or why not?

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