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. Who is the Crocodile God?

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

3. At the end of the Prologue, who first notices smoke rising over the land?

4. Two characters are watching the city burn from the hillside overlooking the village. Which of these two men is a swordsman?

5. What form of currency does Twoflower use?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the Patrician ordered to kill Twoflower?

2. What do the game pieces in the gods' game look like?

3. What is the Luggage made from?

4. How do Rincewind and Twoflower get separated on the road to Chirm?

5. How do Rincewind and Twoflower escape from Withel?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Luggage accompanies Twoflower to Morpork and follows Twoflower throughout the entire story.

a. What is the author's intent in creating a magical creature that follows the main character throughout the story?

b. What are Luggage's three most prominent characteristics? How do these characteristics impact the main character's life and actions as the story progresses?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the story, there are several characters who attempt to kill Rincewind.

a. Identify three characters who try to kill Rincewind. Describe the situation and how Rincewind escapes.

b. Compare and contrast the characters that try to kill Rincewind, as well as these characters' motivations.

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