Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Peottre do with the gown given to Narcheska for the ball?
2. What does Peottre put on the Narcheska's back?
3. Of whom is Dutiful jealous?
4. What does Chade say about Nettle?
5. What does the Queen tell Tom about his mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Tom able to go to his cottage to retrieve his belongings and what does he find when he arrives there?
2. How does Tom speak with his daughter in Chapter III?
3. What happens during Tom's confrontation with Laudwine, when does he see Henja and what happens to Tom right after he sees Henja?
4. What happens when Tom meets with the Queen in Chapter IV?
5. What does Dutiful ask Tom about Golden and what is Tom's response?
6. What does Tom see and hear when he spies on the Narcheska?
7. What does Laurel tell Tom?
8. Why is Nettle upset and what is Tom's advice to her?
9. Why does Tom worry about Dutiful and how are the Skill lessons going with the coterie?
10. How does Tom heal from his stab wound?
"The Golden Fool" falls in the genre called fantasy. Discuss the following:
1. What is the definition of genre? Fantasy genre? How do you know "The Golden Fool" falls in the genre of fantasy? Give examples.
2. Other than entertainment, why do you think people might read fantasy?
3. Fantasy is sometimes considered second-rate fiction--i.e., that it is not good enough to be studied in academe. Why do you think this is true? Do you think it is a valid argument?
There are a number of interesting questions raised by "The Golden Fool". Questions that Hobb most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Hobb's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Hobb's probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Hobb and see if/where her life may have influenced her writing.
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of "The Golden Fool", identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in "The Golden Fool". (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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