Whether a story takes place in a dystopian near-future, a far future somewhere in the stars beyond Earth, or a fantasy world that is both the distant past and distant future of our planet, people like to subject one another to tests. Even more than that, people—Wise Ones, mentors, faction leaders—enjoy making those tests be about something completely different than what they’re supposedly testing for. All the better to get a genuine reaction out of the person being tested, and making for a compelling story about the prizes that lay beyond these trials, and the real sacrifices it takes to reach them. Read on for five exams, measured in everything from 25 questions to infinite droplets of water, that are covers for the true tests of character.
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