The Golden Fool Test | 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. Which servant had been rude to the Narcheska?

2. Who does Tom meet in Golden's chambers?

3. Where does Jinna think Hap should live?

4. What does Lady Vance say the prince must do if she wins a bet with him?

5. What is Tom's real name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dutiful insult the Narcheska?

2. Why is Tom sad at the beginning of the book, and what does Lord Golden say about Tom's sadness?

3. What does Tom tell Hap about Nighteyes, how does Hap feel and why is Tom upset with Hap?

4. What happens in Dutiful's first skill lesson?

5. What does Dutiful want from Tom concerning the prince's betrothal party and what does he order Tom to do? How does Golden help with the prince's command to Tom?

6. Why has Bingtown sent ambassadors to Buckkeep?

7. What does Dutiful say about the Narcheska, and what does Golden tell the prince?

8. What occurs shortly before the Outislanders leave Buckkeep?

9. How does Tom speak with his daughter in Chapter III?

10. Who is Starling, where does Tom see her and what happens after Jinna's when Tom leaves Starling?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"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?

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes "The Golden Fool" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Fitz. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of the Narcheska. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Dutiful. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

Trace and analyze the theme of power throughout "The Golden Fool".

Trace and analyze the theme of magic throughout "The Golden Fool".

Trace and analyze the theme of evil throughout "The Golden Fool".

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