The Golden Fool Test | Final 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. How much did Civil do for the Piebalds?

2. What do some of the Old Blood want from the Queen?

3. Why is Tom's wound so dangerous?

4. What do the scrolls say will happen to anyone who speaks the truth about the prince?

5. What does Dutiful skill Tom about concerning Civil?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tom hear the conversation between Laudwine and Padget and what does he find out?

2. What does the Queen do about the Witted?

3. What do some of the Old Blood want and how does Web react to being a hostage? How does Tom see Web?

4. What does Tom realize about the coterie and what does Chade want to do about the coterie?

5. What does the Queen do about the Old Bloods?

6. What does Tom say to Golden before he leaves?

7. What happens to Civil's mother and why does it happen?

8. Why is Swift at court and what is the Queen's decision about him?

9. What does Golden want to do about the quest and how does Chade handle Golden and why does Chade do what he does with Golden?

10. What weapon will Tom carry and why and what does Chade tell Tom about Swift?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The Golden Fool" is one book in a series of novels involving the Farseers. Discuss the following.

1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

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

One of the common elements of fantasy is the presence of some sort of magic. Discuss the following:

1. What sort of cultural problems do you think the United States would have if it were suddenly discovered that 1% of its population possessed magical abilities similar to the Wit or the Skill?

2. If you had a choice between having the Wit or the Skill, which would you chose? Why?

3. Would you want to part of the 1% of the population that possesses magical abilities? Why or why not?

4. Do you think most people would use their magical abilities for good or evil? Explain.

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