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 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

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

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

The story begins in Ankh-Morpork and ends in Krull. While these two cities are very different in some ways, there are many similarities between the two cities as well. Compare and contrast the cities of Ankh-Morpork and Krull in terms of the city itself, the people living there, and those in leadership positions.

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