The Fires of Heaven Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Moiraine have to do quickly?

2. What does Isendre tell Kadere?

3. What does Aviendha keep Rand from doing?

4. Where does the boat take Nynaeve and the rest of the group?

5. Why does Aviendha create a doorway into an icy country?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Politics and manipulation influence much of what happens in THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, including some of Rand's choices in response to others attempting to manipulate him. Discuss one of the following:

Describe the political situation in The Fires of Heaven and how it impacts the actions of three of the major characters.

Discuss and analyze several people who try to manipulate Rand and his responses to them.

Rand states over and over that he is only trying to fulfill his role as the Dragon Reborn and is not interested in politics. Do you think this is true or not? Discuss fully with examples. Include a discussion of how Rand could use manipulation/politics to smooth his way?

How do Siuan and Lean decide to manipulate the other Aes Sedai even after the two woman have been toppled from power and no longer have the ability to channel? Do you think they would have attempted to manipulate other Aes Sedai if they had not been Aes Sedai at one time themselves?

Essay Topic 2

Wise Ones of the Aiel are similar to Aes Sedai in that they are able to wield the one power. Discuss one of the following:

Compare/contrast Wise Ones to Aes Sedai.

Would you rather join the ranks of the Wise Ones or Aes Sedai if you knew you could channel? Explain fully.

All Wise Ones are not good, nor are all Aes Sedai good. What are the increased dangers of those who can channel being darkfriends versus just normal human beings? Why do you think there are there more black Ajah than Wise Ones who have gone over to the Dark Lord?

Essay Topic 3

Though it is not a part of THE FIRES OF HEAVEN, the readers are given enough information to learn that Rand A'Thor was, up until a short time ago, a shepherd in a small village in Two Rivers. Discuss the following:

How do you think Rand has changed from who he was before Moiraine comes to his village to the Rand he is in THE FIRES OF HEAVEN?

Why do you think Jordan chooses a young, unknown man to be the hero of the series?

How would the book have been different if Rand had been a prince?

How would the book have been different if the Dragon Reborn had been a female?

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