Winter's Heart Test | Mid-Book 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. Who tried to kill Hopper?

2. What does Tylin order Mat to do?

3. What do Elayne, Min and Aviendha do to Rand?

4. Where does Nynaeve insist upon going?

5. What does Perrin believe about Masema?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Perrin do as he arrives at camp, and what does he learn about what caused the problem?

2. How does Faile react differently from the other women captives?

3. Who is on the way to Ebou Dar and for what purpose?

4. Why does Perrin get upset with the Wise Ones and what does he finally do?

5. What is Faile's biggest concern while marching? Why?

6. What transpires when Mat arrives at the palace and meets up with Tylin, Suroth and others?

7. Describe the scouting party's activities.

8. How do the Shaido view their captives?

9. Where is Perrin when he wakes from the wolf dream and what does he need?

10. What bargain does Therava offer Faile, Alliandre, and Maighdin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book.

Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think "Winter's Heart" is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you did not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 2

Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or ideas that are not a part of the "real" world. In the case of "Winter's Heart", much of the setting may seem familiar to the reader (i.e. there are woods, mountains, rivers, oceans, etc.), though there are new ideas and terms to learn.

Discuss the following:

1. Find five terms that are a part of the world of "Winter's Heart" that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in "Winter's Heart".

2. Define the words as used in in "Winter's Heart"'s world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.

3. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of "Winter's Heart". Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in "Winter's Heart"? What word(s)?

4. Were there any words you never really understood from "Winter's Heart"? Which ones?

Essay Topic 3

Symbols are an important part of the story of "Winter's Heart". Some of the symbols carry over from other books in the series.

Discuss one of the following:

1. One of the most important symbols of the entire Wheel of Time series is that of the Dragon. Discuss and analyze using specific examples the symbol of the dragon.

2. One of the characters, Min, sees symbols circling the heads of many of the characters. Discuss the symbols Min sees circling the heads of three of the characters.

3. There are a number of symbols associated with both Mat and Perrin. Discuss these and their meanings.

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