The Golden Goblet 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. What does Ranofer refuse to do that night as he leaves the shop?

2. How does Zau respond to Ranofer's reminder?

3. What does Ranofer offer to the struggling apprentice?

4. What kinds of plans are kept in the scroll room?

5. Why does Ranofer believe he will be a great goldsmith some day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gebu ask Ranofer and how does he respond? What does Gebu tell Ranofer?

2. What does Ranofer do with the wineskin the day he meets with Heqet? How does his brother respond and what does Ranofer hear his brother say?

3. About what do Ranofer and Heqet argue and how does the Ancient settle the argument?

4. What does Gebu tell Ranofer when he comes home from work the day Ibni is not there? What is Ranofer's response?

5. What does Ranofer do when Ibni approaches him at the end of the work day and what are the consequences for him at home?

6. What does Ranofer say to Zau and what is his response?

7. How does Ranofer feel about his thoughts on Ibni and Gebu by the end of the day? What does he want to do and why does he not want to do it?

8. In Chapter 6, where does Ranofer report for work, what does he do at work, and how does it affect him?

9. Where does Ranofer work and what would he rather be doing? How would you feel if you were Ranofer?

10. What does Gebu usually do when he comes into the shop?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At the shop, Ranofer has taken an interest in the plans for the tombs Gebu is helping to build. Ranofer notices a strange chamber on the plans for a judge's tomb. Ranofer asks Gebu about it, but instead of answering the question, Gebu becomes angry and tells Ranofer to keep out of his business.

1. Following some research discuss why a stone-cutting shop in Egypt at this time would have plans for tombs.

2. Given Ranofer's age and experience how likely is it that he would notice whether a chamber in a tomb plan was strange? Does his apparent knowledge and observation seemed to be a stretch of the imagination? Why or why not?

3. Discuss the logical thinking process Ranofer might use to decide why Gebu was angry about his questions concerning the plans for the tomb.

Essay Topic 2

When Ranofer complains about his apprenticeship, the Ancient tells him he is lucky to be learning a skill and that he never learned one, forcing him to work menial jobs his entire life.

1. Why do you think Ranofer complains about his job? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Do you think Ranofer's complaints and his depression or anger is justified? Why or why not? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Do you agree with what the Ancient told Ranofer? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Ranofer begins avoiding his friends because he feels he cannot tell them about the goblet. However, Heqet finds him and convinces him to return.

1. Discuss why do you think Ranofer avoids his friends just because he thinks he cannot tell them about the goblet?

2. Discuss why you think Ranofer feels he cannot tell his friends about the goblet.

3. Explain in detail what you could infer about Heqet's character that he would find Ranofer and pull him back into friendship.

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