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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 does Troy do when he notices a shimmering?
2. What does Elena think of the Seventh Ward of Kevin?
3. Why can't the travelers touch the water of the lake?
4. Who tries to dissuade Elena from going after the Seventh Ward?
5. Who had Trell's wife been summoning when she is killed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Troy think about as he begins his ride to war?
2. What does Amok explain to the Council?
3. Why does Troy think it is night when he wakes from unconsciousness?
4. How do Covenant and Elena finally learn the name of the Seventh Ward?
5. What does Elena believe about High Lord Kevin and what is Covenant's opinion about what she says?
6. Where is Troy marching his men and what does he try to convince them to believe?
7. What happens between Covenant and Elena when Elena comes out of the river after bathing?
8. How does Covenant feel after refusing Elena's sexual advances?
9. What does Troy admit to himself about Garroting Deep and who does Mhoram summon as the enter the wood?
10. Who does Elena choose for the trip with Amok and how does Troy react?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in The Illearth War.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of The Illearth War. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of The Illearth War. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
Essay Topic 3
Characters are an important part of what makes The Illearth War interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Thomas Covenant. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Elena. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Hile Troy. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
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