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 the Grand Vizier prefer?

2. Who buys one of Twoflower's policies?

3. Octiron is highly valued. According to Rincewind, octiron is almost as rare as what?

4. What is the name of the alternate world the story is set in?

5. Who is Stren Withel?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the picture box's imp tell Twoflower about the temple?

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

4. Why do the thieves and trolls abandon the fight at the Broken Drum?

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

6. If the Big Bang theory is correct, what will happen when the great turtle reaches the Time of Mating?

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

8. What does Rincewind call the type of magic that is protecting the animal-like creature in Chapter 1?

9. Why is it so hard to determine the most impressive sight in Discworld?

10. How do Rincewind and Twoflower escape from Withel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses many instances of irony to both provide humor in the story and to further character development. Provide and describe at least three ironic twists in the story. For example, Twoflower is met by Blind Hugh, who is not blind, while Twoflower has four eyes. Is the storyline furthered by the author's use of irony? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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