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 many gold pieces does Twoflower advance to his guide for four days of work?

2. As he wanders through the temple, what is Twoflower fascinated by?

3. What is the researchers' instrument made out of?

4. Why does Zlorf refuse to answer Ymor's question regarding who hired Zlorf?

5. The creature at the very bottom of the alternate world's support system is a great turtle. What is the great turtle's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reward Goldeneyes has been promised for building the fish-shaped craft?

2. As Rincewind concludes his tale, what puzzles Rincewind?

3. Describe the structure of the alternate universe the story takes place in.

4. Why does the city of Krull have a very nautical feel to it?

5. Why is Rincewind not a practicing wizard?

6. On the road to Chrim, the imp tells Twoflower that Rincewind wants to learn how to harness lightning. What does Rincewind insist that he really wants?

7. Why does the imp from the box scream at Rincewind as Rincewind tries to take yet another picture for Twoflower?

8. What is the Luggage made from?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of loyalty is evident throughout the novel. Rincewind's loyalties, for instance, lie with himself and his loyalty only goes as deep as his pockets. Discuss how the theme of loyalty is portrayed through the eyes of Rincewind, the Luggage, and Hrun. Support your observations.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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