The Colour of Magic Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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

The Lady is a force in moving the story forward.

a. Describe the Lady in terms of who she is, what she believes, and what her motivations are.

b. How does the Lady interfere with Discworld events to bring about the larger picture? What is the larger picture?

c. Why is the Lady integral to the story? Support your answer.

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