The Shadow Rising 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. At the White Tower, what is Elaida doing?

2. Who is the leader of the peddler wagons?

3. What does Perrin tell Verin about Rand?

4. About whom does Lord Luc ask Bornheld?

5. What does Perrin convince the families at the Al'Seen farm to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Bayle Domon and why does he owe Nynaeve a favor?

2. Why is Aviendha assigned by the Wise Ones to stay close to Rand?

3. How do Faile and Perrin reconcile?

4. What does Verin say about the effect of Perrin being ta'veren and what is his response?

5. What does Perrin suspect about Lord Luc's defiance of the Whitecloaks?

6. What secrets are Faile and Perrin still keeping from each other?

7. How are the Two Rivers women and Faile held up as an example to the Whitecloaks?

8. What does the discrepancy in orders about Rand indicate?

9. What are several things that Nynaeve learns as she explores Tel'Aran'Rhiod looking for the object that is dangerous to Rand?

10. Discuss how the situation with the escaped sul'dam and the fact that she can channel could help bring down the Seanchan social structure.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mat and Rand ask the Wise Ones permission to enter Rhuidean. Discuss the following:

What is Rhuidean and why do you think potential Wise Ones and Clan Chiefs must go there before assuming their duties as Wise Ones and Clan Chiefs?

Why do the Wise Ones give Rand and Mat permission to enter Rhuidean? What does this break from tradition perhaps foreshadow?

Describe and analyze Mat's experience in Rhuidean. How much impact do you think his experience in Rhuidean will have on Mat in the future?

Essay Topic 2

Traveling in the Wheel of Time series evolves, a phenomenon that also helps the book's pacing. First, Rand and the others travel by foot and horse; then the "Ways" are introduced, which significantly cuts down on the time it takes to get from one point to another. In THE SHADOW RISING, Rand uses a portal stone for travel across vast distances; however, one must first walk to a portal stone, so the travel cannot be said to be instantaneous. Finally, in a later book, a technique called "Traveling" is introduced where a doorway is magically "sliced" into the air and one can instantly be where s/he wants to go. Discuss the following:

What is the advantage of having the characters travel by horse and foot across long distances requiring significant amounts of time? What are the disadvantages?

How is the plot affected when the ability to travel from point A to point B is drastically reduced? Give examples from the book.

How would one or two scenes in THE SHADOW RISING be affected if Rand or any other channeling individual could instantly move from one place to another? Why do you think Jordan does not introduce that means of travel until a future book?

Essay Topic 3

There is a "coup" in the White Tower and Siuan is deposed and stilled as the Amyrlin Seat. Discuss the following:

Why is Siuan deposed?

What happens as a result of the coup?

What does Min save Siuan and Leanne? Do you think she is wise to do so?

What does it mean to be stilled? How does it affect Siuan and Leanne?

What do you think about Elaida, the new Amyrlin Seat? Is she a capable replacement for Siuan?

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