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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. When Ranofer complains to the Ancient about his job what does the Ancient say?
2. What does Rekh ask Ranofer?
3. What does Ranofer decide later in the week about Ibni?
4. What does Gebu give Ranofer for bringing a wineskin home that night?
5. What does Ranofer decide to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the Ancient keep Ranofer from watching a punishment? Do you think the Ancient was right?
2. How does Ranofer find his new job and why do you think he works so hard at it?
3. Who does Ranofer see on the way to work and what happens when they talk?
4. Where does Ranofer work and what would he rather be doing? How would you feel if you were Ranofer?
5. What does Ranofer decide is the only way to get away from Gebu and what does he want to do when he does?
6. About eight days after Ranofer talked to Heqet what does he see on the way home?
7. Who does Ranofer offer advice to and why? Who overhears him?
8. What does Ranofer complain about to his two friends and what is the Ancient's response?
9. What does Gebu usually do when he comes into the shop?
10. Why does Ibni talk to Ranofer? What is Ranofer's response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Gebu forces Ranofer to quit Rekh's shop and go to work in his stone-cutter shop as an apprentice. Ranofer reports to the stone-cutter shop where he begins by putting cutting sand in holes another worker is drilling. The work is boring and uses muscles that Ranofer has never had to use before. By the end of the day, Ranofer is very tired, but too sore to sleep.
1. Why do you think Gebu decided to make Ranofer work in his shop? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Why do you think the job seems boring to Ranofer? Would that job be boring to anyone? What could Ranofer do, in your opinion, to make the job less boring?
3. Discuss why Ranofer, even being young and in shape might be sore from doing a different type of job. Include in your discussion whether you believe Ranofer's state of mind could aggravate the way that his body feels.
Essay Topic 2
Ranofer is working as a porter in Rekh, the goldsmith's shop. Ranofer would rather be an apprentice but his half-brother, Gebu, will not pay the required fees. In fact, Ranofer is forced to hand over all his pay to Gebu.
1. Why do you think Gebu will not pay Ranofer's apprentice fee, besides the obvious that he will not part with the money? Explain what other reasons he could have. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. What would you do if you were in Ranofer's position in the above sentence? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. Discuss what the above sentence illustrates about Gebu's and Ranofer's relationship. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Ranofer goes to Zau and reminds him of a time when Zau told Ranofer's father that he would like to make him a student someday. Zau admits that he remembers and tells Ranofer that he will take him on as a student and will not ask for his regular fee as long as Ranofer keeps that information from his other students. Ranofer tells Zau that he cannot quit his apprenticeship with Gebu. Zau informs Ranofer that he has his priorities messed up and he should come back when he gets his life in order.
1. Discuss the character traits that Ranofer exhibits by talking to Zau. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Why do you think Zau told Ranofer he had his priorities messed up? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
3. Do you think Zau was being fair to Ranofer? Why or why not?
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