The Illearth War Test | Final 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. What does Covenant wonder about Elena's choice?

2. What does Amok say Elena and Covenant must tell him?

3. What distresses Covenant about Lena?

4. What does Caerroil do with the piece of Illearth Stone that Flesharrow carries?

5. Who attacks the army as it is marching?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Troy wonder if he will ever sleep again?

2. To what does Amok agree and why does Elena want to go with Amok?

3. What happens to one of the Ranyhyn and what does Elena do?

4. What is Caerroil Wildwood's agreement with Troy and who objects?

5. What is Covenant thinking about concerning the land as they are traveling?

6. What does Troy admit to himself about Garroting Deep and who does Mhoram summon as the enter the wood?

7. How does Troy feel about Elena and where does he decide to go?

8. What does Covenant debate asking Elena and what is her answer when he finally asks her?

9. What happens between Covenant and Elena when Elena comes out of the river after bathing?

10. Where is Troy marching his men and what does he try to convince them to believe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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.

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