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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. Where does Nettle show up?
2. With what does the Piebald threaten the Witted?
3. What is Tom mourning?
4. What does Chade say about Nettle?
5. Who does Tom meet in Golden's chambers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Dutiful ask Tom about Golden and what is Tom's response?
2. Who is Starling, where does Tom see her and what happens after Jinna's when Tom leaves Starling?
3. Who is Thick, what is his ability and what does Chade want Tom to do about Thick?
4. What does Tom tell Hap about Nighteyes, how does Hap feel and why is Tom upset with Hap?
5. Why does Laurel decide to leave Buckkeep?
6. What do the Piebalds claim about the Witted, and what is actually true about the Piebalds?
7. What happens when Tom goes to Golden's quarters in Chapter XII?
8. Why has Bingtown sent ambassadors to Buckkeep?
9. Why does Tom think of Molly when he drinks?
10. What does Dutiful say about the Narcheska, and what does Golden tell the prince?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of "The Golden Fool" and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why "The Golden Fool" is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Politics and manipulation influence much of what happens in Assassin's Quest, including some of Fitz's choices in response to others attempting to manipulate him. Discuss one of the following:
1. Describe the political situation in "The Golden Fool" and how it impacts the actions of three of the major characters.
2. Discuss and analyze several people who try to manipulate Fitz and his responses to them.
3. Although Fitz is considered inferior because he is a bastard, he seems to be as deep into the political situation as any of the legitimately born nobles. Discuss why you think this is so?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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