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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. What is Nynaeve posing as?

2. What town do Nynaeve, Elayne, Juilin, and Thom camp near that night?

3. What has descended over the Borderlands and the Blight?

4. With whom does Elaida meet?

5. Why do the Wise Ones command Aviendha to sleep in Rand's room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What disguises have Elayne, Nynaeve, Juilin and Thom adopted and who does it seem to fool?

2. What does Gareth Bryne learn when he arrives in Lugard and what does he decide to do?

3. How is Rand received in Cairhien?

4. What do Nynaeve and Galad talk about?

5. How does Nynaeve learn that Uno is still alive and in the same town as they are?

6. How does Moghedien come to be Nynaeve's captive?

7. What happens to Nynaeve and Elayne and why?

8. What do the readers learn about the forsaken in the Prologue?

9. Describe Rand and Aviendha's encounter with the Seanchan.

10. What does Moiraine ask of Rand and why?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There is a "coup" in the White Tower and Siuan is deposed and stilled as the Amyrlin Seat. Discuss the following:

Why is Siuan deposed?

What happens as a result of the cou

What do you think it says about Siuan and Leane's characters that they are willing to appear to the sisters in Salidar with no power and offer whatever assistance they can.

What does it mean to be stilled? How does it affect Siuan and Leanne?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Compare/contrast Rand to Rahvin. Who seems more powerful? What are each goals? Are both either all good or all evil? Who is more likable? How do both use their political power?

2. Compare/contrast Nynaeve to Elayne. How are their goals similar and/or different? What is the difference in the way they interact with people? Who is more idealistic? Harsh? Powerful? How do their magical talents compare?

3. Compare/contrast Siuan to Leane. How do they approach their stilling in different ways? Who is more likable? Who is the more sympathetic character? Or are either? Are they both good? Evil? Or a combination?

Essay Topic 3

Traveling in the Wheel of Time series evolves, a phenomenon that also helps the book's pacing. First, Rand and the others travel by foot and horse; then the "Ways" are introduced, which significantly cuts down on the time it takes to get from one point to another. In SHADOW RISING, Rand uses a portal stone for travel across vast distances; however, one must first walk to a portal stone, so the travel cannot be said to be instantaneous. Finally, in a later book, a technique called "Traveling" is introduced where a doorway is magically "sliced" into the air and one can instantly be where s/he wants to go. Discuss the following:

What is the advantage of having the characters travel by horse and foot across long distances requiring significant amounts of time? What are the disadvantages?

How is the plot affected when the ability to travel from point A to point B is drastically reduced? Give examples from the book.

How would one or two scenes in THE FIRES OF HEAVEN be affected if Rand or any other channeling individual could not instantly move from one place to another?

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