These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. The Spider has perhaps the greatest scene all season in this week’s episode, wherein he finally tells Tyrion (and the audience) how he lost his balls and why he hates magic. Real talk: since Varys was originally planning to tell Tyrion this story in season one, how often do you think he trots out his death box to make a point? Things to consider: that the moral of Varys’s story to Tyrion was “Revenge is a dish best served cold,” and the way more awesome points one could make if the climax of his tale was “And now … look what’s in my box”; Varys trying to persuade the Queen of Thorns to recognize Littlefinger as a threat. Read More