I like the palace. It's a nice spot to get some beginning levels and base levels that is useful later on. I wasn't thrilled that I wrote an exellent poem and she only gave me 20 pebbles for my hard work.
I have found the questions asked need answers that are not general knowledge.. Unless you are writing down every single thing that you experience in the game, or have a photographic memory, there's just no way of being able to respond correctly… removes the element of fun in an otherwise chaos-like experience.