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. After leaving the river to search for Twoflower, where does Rincewind head to?

2. Octiron is highly valued. According to Rincewind, octiron is almost as rare as what?

3. How long has Twoflower been saving up money for his journey?

4. Which of the twin cities is actually on fire?

5. What causes the non-burning city's destruction?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. As the fire is burning at the beginning of the Chapter One, why are the citizens demolishing bridges?

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

4. Why does Weasel throw Twoflower's watch into the woods?

5. What are the two men sitting on the hillside discussing as they watch the fire burn?

6. Why did the researchers lower an instrument over the Edge?

7. What is the agreement between Ymor and Zlorf?

8. What does Rincewind call the type of magic that is protecting the animal-like creature in Chapter 1?

9. What does the reader learn from witnessing the gods' game in progress?

10. If the Big Bang theory is correct, what will happen when the great turtle reaches the Time of Mating?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Before arriving in Ankh-Morpork, Twoflower was a risk agent in Bes Palargic.

a. Name and describe the product Twoflower sold while in Bes Palargic.

b. How does Twoflower's previous job enhance the character development to this point of both Twoflower and Rincewind?

c. What does this information from Twoflower's past foreshadow in Twoflower's future?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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