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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 does Elena say there is nothing Covenant can take from her?
2. What does Covenant realize about the Bloodguard?
3. What does Covenant feel justified in doing?
4. What does Caerroil say before letting the humans into Garroting Deep?
5. Who tells Troy he believes something terrible is going to happen to Elena?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Troy's strategy for his army at the opening of Chapter 19?
2. Who does Elena choose for the trip with Amok and how does Troy react?
3. How does Troy feel about Elena and where does he decide to go?
4. What does Troy do when he notices a shimmering during the Council meeting in Loresraat?
5. What does Troy admit to himself about Garroting Deep and who does Mhoram summon as the enter the wood?
6. What does Troy think about as he begins his ride to war?
7. Why does Troy think it is night when he wakes from unconsciousness?
8. What does Amok say about white gold and what is Covenant's thoughts on the matter?
9. Where is Troy marching his men and what does he try to convince them to believe?
10. What happens as Troy begins to walk in what he thinks is the correct direction to find his men?
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 Illearth War based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if The Illearth War 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 Illearth War a successful novel? What about young teens?
Essay Topic 2
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Thomas Covenant is no exception.
1. Trace and analyze situations when Covenant demonstrates his admirable traits. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Covenant's character flaws, and explain how the flaws create more complex and believable characters. How do you think either man's character flaws make some situations more difficult for him?
3. After analyzing Covenant's strengths and weaknesses, decide if Covenant is an appropriate "hero" of the story. Is there anyone else who might be a more admirable "hero"?
4. Answer the above questions for one other person you think could be considered a hero in The Illearth War.
Essay Topic 3
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of Thomas Covenant and Hile Troy. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of Thomas Covenant and Elena. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?
3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in The Illearth War help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.
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