Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rincewind call gold's magical quality?
2. At the end of the Prologue, who first notices smoke rising over the land?
3. After the skirmish between Rincewind and Withel, who is trapped inside the Luggage?
4. In the Prologue, where is the noticed smoke coming from?
5. What is the dryad's name who rescues Rincewind, then holds him prisoner?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the captain of the ship that rescued Twoflower and Rincewind tell his men to get into the raft and set the ship on fire?
2. How does the troll at the Edge of Discworld furnish his home and obtain most of his belongings?
3. Why is the Patrician ordered to kill Twoflower?
4. Why does the Lady not have a temple built in her honor?
5. As Rincewind concludes his tale, what puzzles Bravd?
6. What do the game pieces in the gods' game look like?
7. Why can't the researchers answer their questions regarding the great turtle's gender?
8. After completing the mortal combat and as Hrun is taking the wine cup from Liessa, he suddenly disappears. Why?
9. As Rincewind concludes his tale, what puzzles Rincewind?
10. Why does Rincewind tell the dragon rider that he will never surrender?
Both Kring and Luggage are inanimate objects infused with magical qualities that bring them to life.
a. Describe both of these objects in terms of the objects' looks and characteristics.
b. Compare and contrast these two objects in terms of purpose in the story, affect on the other characters, and overall plot impact.
c. What lasting effects do each of these objects have on the main characters that they come into contact with? Why are these changes important to character development?
Throughout the book, the conflict between reason and magic is played out.
a. Identify three scenarios in which reason and magic are at odds. What is the impact of this conflict on the situation and on the characters involved?
b. Explain how the conflict between reason and magic can be explained away and the two ideas can co-exist.
In Dunmanifestin, the gods are playing a board game that is affecting the events in Discworld.
a. Identify and describe the players in the game.
b. How are the game's moves affecting the characters in Discworld?
c. Why does the author introduce the idea of the characters in Discworld be controlled by an outside source? What purpose does this serve? How does this idea further the story line?
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