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. As Bravd and Weasel ride away from the hillstop, Bravd compliments Weasel on being an expert at something. What is Weasel an expert in?

2. Who is the god of slight breezes?

3. What is the name of the secretive kingdom the story begins in?

4. Who is Rerpf?

5. As the two men approach on horseback from the twin cities, which one is lagging behind as if he's never ridden a horse before?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Withel insist upon as he confronts Rincewind?

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

5. Having been challenged to a fight, both of the brother combatants can choose their own weapons. What do they choose and why?

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

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

8. What does the bronze octagon on Rincewind's clothing signify?

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

10. What happens when Hrun tosses a coin into the air as the travelers are resting in the field?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chapter One begins with researchers trying to examine the Great A'Tuin in order to figure out how and why their universe was created.

a. Compare and contrast the main theories operating in Discworld as to the great turtle and what its purpose is.

b. How does the exploration of the universe's creation in the story parallel efforts in today's world to determine our world's creation?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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