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 do the researchers initially conduct their research regarding the great turtle?

2. When Rincewind becomes distracted at how to find Twoflower because Rincewind is hungry, what does Rincewind find inside of the Luggage?

3. What is octiron?

4. What is the Hub?

5. As Rincewind and Twoflower travel to Chirm, RIncewind hears the word picturesque for the first time. What does Rincewind think picturesque means?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Rincewind not a practicing wizard?

4. Rincewind realizes that he has not been rescued by the dryad, but has been captured. What are the dryad's plans for Rincewind?

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

6. Why does Twoflower pack water in the Luggage for his trip?

7. What is the Luggage made from?

8. After the skirmish with Withel, Rincewind tries to escape from Twoflower's employ. What prevents Rincewind from jumping into the river and escaping?

9. What does Rincewind notice about the box when taking people's pictures?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Both Kring and Luggage are inanimate objects infused with magical qualities that bring them to life.

a. Describe both of these objects in terms of the objects' looks and characteristics.

b. Compare and contrast these two objects in terms of purpose in the story, affect on the other characters, and overall plot impact.

c. What lasting effects do each of these objects have on the main characters that they come into contact with? Why are these changes important to character development?

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