Guards! Guards! 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. Which of the following is not mentioned as one of the dragons owned by Lady Sybil?

2. Which of the following is not sold by Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler?

3. Which Guild was outlawed by the Patrician?

4. What wakes Sam Vimes up for the second time when he is staying at Lady Sybil's house?

5. When do swamp dragons have fire inside them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is known about Carrot's sword?

2. What is unusual about Lady Sybil's hair?

3. Why does Vimes completely reject the suggestion that the footprints were made by a wading bird?

4. What is noticeable about the magical artifacts brought by the Elucidated Brethren for the second summoning of the dragon?

5. What annoys Vimes most about the dragon?

6. What does Vimes notice about the prints in the alley that arouse his suspicions?

7. What is the connection between Lupine Wonse and Sam Vimes?

8. Why are the watchmen alarmed when they realize that they are in Sweetheart Lane?

9. Why does Carrot join the Night Watch?

10. Why does the Patrician consider the dragon to be a problem beyond his skills?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Vimes and Nobby are astonished by the way that Lady Sybil lives. What expectations do these lower class characters seem to have of the way that the aristocracy lives? How does Lady Sybil fulfill these expectations (or not fulfill them)?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the relationship between Vimes and Lady Sybil:

(a) Explain how the relationship between Vimes and Lady Sybil develops and changes over time. Your answer should include a description of how they met and key events that mark turning points in the relationship.

(b) Do you think that Vimes and Lady Sybil are compatible and will their relationship work out successfully? Give reasons for your decision.

Essay Topic 3

Explain, using your own words, why the Supreme Grand Master and the Elucidated Brethren decide to summon a dragon. Your essay should deal with the Supreme Grand Master and the rest of the Brethren separately.

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