The Sword of Shannara Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Terry Brooks
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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. Who is with Balinor when Shea wakes after his first pleasant dreams in a week?

2. What protected the group against the Sphynxes?

3. Who fought with the Dwarves in the second great war?

4. Who does Allanor say will help the brothers when they flee?

5. What is the name of the lake reached shortly after Shea and Flick are healed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Flick see when he is standing guard outside Shea's room?

2. What does Shea notice as they trudge along after defeating the Marsh Wraith?

3. What does Shea remember about his childhood?

4. What gift did Allanor leave for Shea, and what is it to be used for?

5. How does Balinor suggest getting through the pass of Jade?

6. Why does the stranger at the beginning of the book say he has come to the Vale?

7. What helps the group maintain their will as they travel through the Hall of the Kings?

8. What are Stores?

9. What happens when the group enters the Dragon's Crease?

10. How is Flick described at the beginning of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this book?

Essay Topic 2

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by several different characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Power and Greed were two common themes in this book. Where did they appear, and how do they differ in their manifestations?

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