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. What is the name of Carrot's dwarf girlfriend?

2. Who does Vimes see first when he regains consciousness?

3. Which of the following is not a member of the Elucidated Brethren?

4. What is the brand name of Sam Vimes' favorite whiskey?

5. Which pub does Carrot unintentionally start a fight in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Elucidated Brethren want to summon a dragon?

2. What frustrates the Supreme Grand Master about the magical artifacts brought by the Elucidated Brethren?

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

4. Why is Vimes bewildered when Lady Sybil answers her door?

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

6. How did Vimes get injured?

7. Why does the mob come to Lady Sybil's place?

8. What incident begins to wake up the more idealistic side of Sam Vimes?

9. Why is Lady Sybil not offended by Nobby's language?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Patrician explains his view of humans and their morals to Sam Vimes after Lupine Wonse has been killed.

(a) Summarize the Patrician's viewpoint in your own words

(b) Do you agree with the Patrician? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Many of the characters in this novel have the opportunity to display courage.

(a) Describe one of these situations in detail - this should include the participants, the action and the setting.

(b) Explain why you consider the character to have acted courageously.

Essay Topic 3

Describe one of the more comic situations in this novel. Your description should include:

(a) an explanation of the situation itself,

(b) the reasons why you find this to be funny

(c) some of the techniques used by Terry Pratchett that make it funny (e.g. word play, bathos, incongruity, parody)

(see the answer keys)

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