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 first man in Morpork to notice Twoflower debarking from the ship in the harbor?

2. What is the name of Hrun's magical sword?

3. As Twoflower wanders through the temple, what sound does he hear?

4. As Rincewind and Twoflower travel to Chrim, Rincewind hears the word quaint for the first time. What does Rincewind think quaint means?

5. What is the Soul Eater's number?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hrun end up at the Temple of Bel-Shamharoth?

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

3. What does Rincewind notice about the box when taking people's pictures?

4. Rincewind realizes that he has not been rescued by the dryad, but has been captured. What are the dryad's plans for Rincewind?

5. What is the agreement between Ymor and Zlorf?

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

7. What was said to be true about a man who owned a needle made of octiron?

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

9. While Rincewind is struggling to escape the Luggage, what does the imp tell Rincewind?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Twoflower, Rincewind, and Hrun are the three characters featured most prominently in the story. Compare and contrast these three characters in terms of personality, characteristics, and moral codes.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author uses two different literary techniques as the story is told. Describe the techniques of both flashbacks and foreshadowing. How are each of these techniques used in the story? Give specific examples of each technique. Why might the author have chosen to use both of these techniques in the story? Was the story enhanced by the use of these two techniques? Why or why not?

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