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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. How much did Civil do for the Piebalds?
2. How does Tom change Thick's appearance?
3. What does Hap say to Tom about love?
4. What does Laudwine do to Tom when they are fighting?
5. What does Tom see in a mirror?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Tom heal from his stab wound?
2. What happens to Civil's mother and why does it happen?
3. What does Hap tell Tom about Svanja and what is Tom's response?
4. What does Tom notice when he looks in the mirror after being healed?
5. Who will go with Dutiful on his quest, who is teaching Dutiful, Civil and Swift about the Old Blood and what is Swift now?
6. How does Tom get Thick's red whistle to him, what does he tell Dutiful and Thick and what does Dutiful think of Thick?
7. How does Tom hear the conversation between Laudwine and Padget and what does he find out?
8. What does Tom realize about the coterie and what does Chade want to do about the coterie?
9. Where has Civil been, and why does Tom not trust Civil?
10. What happens between Tom and Svanja's father and what does Hap tell Tom about love?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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".
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?
3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in "The Golden Fool". Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Hobb chooses the symbols she does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Hobb chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Hobb's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, cliffhangers, deux ex machina, etc.), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Hobb use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
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