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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 happens to Covenant's wedding ring?
2. Who attacks the army as it is marching?
3. What does Troy feel concerning Elena?
4. Why is Troy angered?
5. What does the Lords Council do in Loresraat?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Covenant and Elena finally learn the name of the Seventh Ward?
2. Where is Troy marching his men and what does he try to convince them to believe?
3. What does Tull tell about the giants' home?
4. What is Troy's strategy for his army at the opening of Chapter 19?
5. Who does Elena choose for the trip with Amok and how does Troy react?
6. What is Caerroil Wildwood's agreement with Troy and who objects?
7. How does Troy feel about Elena and where does he decide to go?
8. What does Troy do when he notices a shimmering during the Council meeting in Loresraat?
9. What does Troy admit to himself about Garroting Deep and who does Mhoram summon as the enter the wood?
10. What information is the Council finally able to coax out of Amok, and what do some of the Council members think about what they learn?
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
Discuss the following:
1. Who is/are the protagonists of the story and why?
2. Who is/are the antagonists of the story and why?
3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?
4. Are any of the characters dispensable and which ones? Why or why not?
5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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