The Magus Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Nicholas unable to leave?

2. What information came to light about Mitford?

3. What does Alison do after Nicholas slaps her?

4. What does Nicholas hope to find at Bourani?

5. How is Bourani when Nicholas passes it?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What events within the novel break down Nicholas' pre-conceptions about himself? What new preconceptions does this lead to? Why do you think this?

Essay Topic 2

What leads Nicholas to become aware that his connection to and feeling for Alison is the beginning of his new personal truth? Does this beginning blossom or fizzle out? How and why do you think this way?

Essay Topic 3

Write an analysis of this book based on the consideration the revelation at the novel's conclusion that most all Nicholas experiences is engineered and manipulated by others. Include an examination from beginning of the novel through the end of the novel including specific examples from the text.

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