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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 is the importance of white gold in the "Land"?
2. Who is the creator of Amok?
3. What is the one thing for which Troy cannot forgive Covenant?
4. What does Covenant do with Elena?
5. Who is never seen again after being pulled into the river?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Amok tell Covenant and the Lords Council?
2. What does the Prologue reveal about Thomas Covenant's past?
3. Who is Hile Troy and what should he be able to be proof of to Covenant?
4. How does Covenant explain his feelings about the Land to Troy?
5. What does Hile Troy think of the Land?
6. What happens in Elena's room while she and Covenant are waiting for a dream interpreter?
7. What type of phone calls is Covenant receiving and what happens to the stables?
8. Why are Covenant's dreams important?
9. What does High Lord Elena assign?
10. What story does Covenant tell as the army arrives at the Rock Gardens of the Maerl?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think The Illearth War is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of The Illearth War, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in The Illearth War. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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