The Colour of Magic 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. As he is trying to escape from the dryads, what does Rincewind tell his dryad captor to do?

2. How many gold pieces does Twoflower advance to his guide for four days of work?

3. What does Rincewind do when he reaches the Broken Drum?

4. How does Weasel characterize Rincewind as Weasel and Bravd leave the other two men on the hilltop?

5. What does Rincewind compare Twoflower's job to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the agreement between Ymor and Zlorf?

2. Describe the structure of the alternate universe the story takes place in.

3. What does Rincewind notice about the box when taking people's pictures?

4. How do the two men on the hillside know that the two riders have come from the burning cities?

5. After the skirmish with Withel, Rincewind tries to escape from Twoflower's employ. What prevents Rincewind from jumping into the river and escaping?

6. What are the two men sitting on the hillside discussing as they watch the fire burn?

7. Why does Twoflower pack water in the Luggage for his trip?

8. During the game, Fate reminds the other player not to cheat. The other player is put out by Fate's admonition. How does Fate respond?

9. What do the game pieces in the gods' game look like?

10. On the road to Chrim, the imp tells Twoflower that Rincewind wants to learn how to harness lightning. What does Rincewind insist that he really wants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of loyalty is evident throughout the novel. Rincewind's loyalties, for instance, lie with himself and his loyalty only goes as deep as his pockets. Discuss how the theme of loyalty is portrayed through the eyes of Rincewind, the Luggage, and Hrun. Support your observations.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses many instances of irony to both provide humor in the story and to further character development. Provide and describe at least three ironic twists in the story. For example, Twoflower is met by Blind Hugh, who is not blind, while Twoflower has four eyes. Is the storyline furthered by the author's use of irony? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter Four, Rincewind and Twoflower are snapped into an alternate universe. Compare and contrast the characters of Rincewind and Twoflower with the alternate universe characters of Dr. Rjinswand and Jack Zweiblumen. What does the reader learn about the main characters through the events that take place in the alternate universe? What did the author gain by telling the stories in an alternate universe? Was the author successful? Why or why not?

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