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. When the reader is introduced to the gods' game, which three players have already been knocked out of the game?

2. How do the researchers initially conduct their research regarding the great turtle?

3. As the scene shifts once again to the game the gods are playing, all but two of the gods are now out of the game. Who are the two remaining players?

4. What is the dice cup in the gods' game in the shape of?

5. When Rincewind becomes distracted at how to find Twoflower because Rincewind is hungry, what does Rincewind find inside of the Luggage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Withel insist upon as he confronts Rincewind?

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

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

4. While Rincewind is struggling to escape the Luggage, what does the imp tell Rincewind?

5. Why do the thieves and trolls abandon the fight at the Broken Drum?

6. Why does the imp from the box scream at Rincewind as Rincewind tries to take yet another picture for Twoflower?

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

8. What does the picture box's imp tell Twoflower about the temple?

9. 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?

10. What is the Luggage made from?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Before arriving in Ankh-Morpork, Twoflower was a risk agent in Bes Palargic.

a. Name and describe the product Twoflower sold while in Bes Palargic.

b. How does Twoflower's previous job enhance the character development to this point of both Twoflower and Rincewind?

c. What does this information from Twoflower's past foreshadow in Twoflower's future?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Twoflower, Rincewind, and Hrun are the three characters featured most prominently in the story. Compare and contrast these three characters in terms of personality, characteristics, and moral codes.

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