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. What keeps happening every few minutes to the man on horseback who is lagging behind?

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

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

4. As Bravd and Weasel ride away from the hillstop, Bravd compliments Weasel on being an expert at something. What is Weasel an expert in?

5. As Twoflower wanders through the temple, what sound does he hear?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When Death meets Rincewind in Morpork, why is Death surprised?

5. Why can't the researchers answer their questions regarding the great turtle's gender?

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

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

8. What is the Luggage made from?

9. As Rincewind concludes his tale, what puzzles Bravd?

10. What does the bronze octagon on Rincewind's clothing signify?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

By the end of the story, Rincewind and Twoflower have been away from Ankh-Morpork for six months. How have both characters been changed from the beginning of the story? Provide specific examples. How has the relationship between these two men changed from the beginning of the story? Support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the story, there are several characters who attempt to kill Rincewind.

a. Identify three characters who try to kill Rincewind. Describe the situation and how Rincewind escapes.

b. Compare and contrast the characters that try to kill Rincewind, as well as these characters' motivations.

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