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. Why is Burrich prejudiced against Wit?

2. What were the Piebalds doing to Civil's mother?

3. How does Tom feel when they ride to meet the Old Blood?

4. What does Tom forbid Chade doing?

5. What does Chade suggest to Tom about the coterie?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Civil do about the meeting between the Queen and the Old Blood and how does everyone feel about his action?

3. Why is Nettle upset and what is Tom's advice to her?

4. What does Starling tell Tom about her marriage and what is his response?

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

6. What happens between Tom and Svanja's father and what does Hap tell Tom about love?

7. What does Hap tell Tom about Svanja and what is Tom's response?

8. How does Tom find out about Thick's spying and what does Civil teach Dutiful?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss "The Golden Fool" based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if it is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider "The Golden Fool" a successful novel? What about young teens?

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

In "The Golden Fool", there seems to be more individuals/groups who are not trustworthy than are: Discuss one of the following:

1. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are untrustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout "The Golden Fool".

2. Name two groups/factions/individuals who are trustworthy and analyze their actions and impact upon the plot throughout "The Golden Fool".

3. Who do you think Fitz trusts in this book and is his trust well founded? Who does he mistrust and why? Give specific examples.

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