The Colour of Magic Test | Final 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 is the name of the hooded figure in Chapter 4?

2. What are the hydrophobes?

3. What is the name of the dragon rider who captures Rincewind?

4. With only thirty minutes left before the vessel's launch, what is one of the Master Launchcontroller's concerns?

5. As Death sits in his garden sharpening his scythe, who pays Death a visit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reward Goldeneyes has been promised for building the fish-shaped craft?

2. Why does the client maim Goldeneyes after Goldeneyes completes each job?

3. 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?

4. At the end of the novel, while Rincewind wants to get off the ship, Twoflower wants to stay aboard. Why?

5. According to the Loremaster, what must happen before a succession can occur?

6. When Rincewind rescues Hrun's sword from the tree the sword is stuck in, what does the sword tell Rincewind?

7. Why does Rincewind tell Twoflower not to worry about the Luggage when Twoflower assumes that the Luggage will be lost to him forever?

8. As Death sits in his garden sharpening his scythe, why does Death no longer feel the need to chase Rincewind and Twoflower?

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

10. Why does Rincewind tell the dragon rider that he will never surrender?

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

Throughout the book, the conflict between reason and magic is played out.

a. Identify three scenarios in which reason and magic are at odds. What is the impact of this conflict on the situation and on the characters involved?

b. Explain how the conflict between reason and magic can be explained away and the two ideas can co-exist.

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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