Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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.
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?
In Dunmanifestin, the gods are playing a board game that is affecting the events in Discworld.
a. Identify and describe the players in the game.
b. How are the game's moves affecting the characters in Discworld?
c. Why does the author introduce the idea of the characters in Discworld be controlled by an outside source? What purpose does this serve? How does this idea further the story line?
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