Banner in the Sky Topics for Discussion

James Ramsey Ullman
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Why does Captain Winter take an instant liking to Rudi Matt?

Rudi has natural abilities, but what new traits does he pick up over the course of the story?

What killed Rudi's father? Could it be said that the mountain killed him? Explain.

What is the job of a guide? What responsibilities go along with being a guide?

What important lessons does Teo teach to Rudi?

Explain why the residents of Kurtal think the Citadel is an evil mountain, not meant to be climbed.

Is Broli a good guide? Is he true to the guide's code?

Why doesn't Rudi's mother want him to follow in his father's footsteps?

Explain the rivalry between Kurtal and Broli.

Why do climbers worry about time when they are high on a mountain, far above the tree line?

Contrast Winter and Franz's climbing methods.

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