Arrows of the Queen Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Arrows of the Queen 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. When does Talia feel most peaceful?

2. What three groups does the Collegium train?

3. What does Elcarth mention that makes Talia's eyes light up?

4. Where is the white horse going when he veers off the road?

5. Where does Talia find feed for the horse?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Elcarth have to leave Talia's tour?

2. What does Kris show Talia in the library and how long does she stay in the library?

3. What do some of the female students talk to Talia about in the bath area and what does Talia hope as she falls asleep?

4. How does Talia know where to go when she leaves with the Companion and where is the first place they stop?

5. What happens to Talia as she is walking back from archery practice and what does she do about it?

6. How long do Talia and Rolan travel and how is Talia feeling about the change in her life?

7. What are the first two tasks Talia does when she and the Companion stop at their first rest?

8. What fantasy does Talia have after she escapes from the meeting with her father's wives?

9. What does Teren show Talia one day after class?

10. What concerns Alberich about Talia and how does Talia feel about her first lesson with him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many readers of a book such as Arrows of the Queen place themselves in the position of someone like Talia, wondering about what their response would be in a similar situation. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Arrows of the Queen help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Arrows of the Queen? Why or why not.

3. Choose one specific incident to discuss and compare Talia's response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 2

Oftentimes, a book is more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Silent Prey is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Sherrill approaches Talia before leaving on Herald business to explain to Talia about sex and birth control. It is obvious that the sexual mores of the Heralds is more liberal than those in which Talia is raised. Do you think Talia will change her sexual mores eventually? Why? Do most people discard beliefs in which they are raised if they begin living in a community with different beliefs? What do you think this says about beliefs?

2. Ylsa and Keren are two women who are lovers. Though few people in the community live a homosexual lifestyle, the women are accepted for who they are and are not condemned. Do you believe they should be accepted for who they are? Discuss their life as Heralds, which is similar to being soldiers, in light of the current debate about gays serving openly in the military.

3. As Talia grows and matures, her beliefs about many things change. Discuss Talia's changing in light of your own life as you left home and meet other people who thought differently from your own community.

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