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. How does Covenant go to town?
2. Whose skin is like ice and he is almost dead but still alive?
3. What does Mhoram say Covenant must do?
4. Who gives each council member duties to carry out?
5. What does Covenant think will happen if he succeeds to deal with the effect the land is having on him?
Short Essay Questions
1. With what is Covenant still struggling and what is his fear about it?
2. What do Covenant and Lord Mhoram discuss?
3. How is Troy rendered unconscious?
4. How does Troy feel about Elena and where does he decide to go?
5. Who does Elena choose for the trip with Amok and how does Troy react?
6. What does Covenant realize about Elena and what is her response when he tells her?
7. Who is Hile Troy and what should he be able to be proof of to Covenant?
8. What does Troy think about as he begins his ride to war?
9. What does Amok tell Covenant and the Lords Council?
10. What does Troy admit to himself about Garroting Deep and who does Mhoram summon as the enter the wood?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss one of the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in The Illearth War. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?
2. Trace and analyze the theme of courage in The Illearth War. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
3. Trace and analyze the theme of corruption in The Illearth War. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Thomas Covenant is in some ways a larger-than-life hero and in other ways an anti-hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in The Illearth War and in the others in the series. Discuss the following:
1. Does having a larger-than-life hero who is also an anti-hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, which is more admirable--a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and doesn't always succeed?
2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.
3. Choose one other character besides Covenant who you might call a hero/heroine and explain why you choose that person. Illustrate your statements with examples from the text.
4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as The Illearth War help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading The Illearth War? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in The Illearth War to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
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