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

2. After thwarting the beast's attack, why does Hrun pry off the top of the altar?

3. How long has Twoflower been saving up money for his journey?

4. What is the name of Hrun's magical sword?

5. What is the name of the tavern that Twoflower is escorted to in Morpork?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Patrician of Ankh-Morpork insist that Rincewind acts as Twoflower's guide?

2. How do Rincewind and Twoflower get separated on the road to Chirm?

3. Why is Rincewind not a practicing wizard?

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

5. Why is it so hard to determine the most impressive sight in Discworld?

6. What is the agreement between Ymor and Zlorf?

7. How does Hrun end up at the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth?

8. Why is Rerpf concerned about the city's reputation?

9. How do Rincewind and Twoflower escape from Withel?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Twoflower is described early in the novel as a naïve tourist. In fact, his naïvety is shown throughout events that transpire, as well as how Twoflower reacts to the various events that take place.

a. Describe how Twoflower's naïvety affects his outlook, perceptions, and moral code.

b. How does Twoflower's life inexperience both help and hinder the resolution of situations he finds himself in? Provide concrete examples from the story.

Essay Topic 2

Many people bring cameras on vacation to record their travels, as did Twoflower. What makes Twoflower's picture box unique? How does Twoflower's picture box affect the people around him? The author chose to give Twoflower the picture box. Why? What was the author's intent? What is the author communicating to the reader by virtue of this camera?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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