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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the story, Death pays several visits to Rincewind. Describe the relationship between these two characters. How do the events of the gods' game impact Death's attempts to collect Rincewind's soul? Is Death affected by his inability to collect Rincewind? If so, how? Is Rincewind affected by Death's inability to collect his soul? If so, how? Why does the author include this subplot in the story?

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