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

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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?



Essay Topics

Many times throughout the story, Rincewind's wizardry skills come into question. Describe Rincewind's magical capabilities. How do his magical capabilities both help and hinder the situations that he and Twoflower find themselves in? Provide specific examples. How does being called a "gutter wizard" effect Rincewind's self-esteem, confidence, and willingness to prove himself a "real" magician? Support your answer.

Magic is an integral part of this story. The story consists of many magical places, magical characters, and wizards. Describe the role magic plays in the story. How do different characters use magic in different situations? When is magic used for self-protection, defense, or aggression? How does belief in magic affect the use of magic? How does this belief or lack thereof impact the characters and their resulting situations?

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?

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