The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel 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 foremost school of magic?

2. What happens to the huge reptile that stumbles out of the forest towards them?

3. Who mentions needing a smoke?

4. What happens when the need for a smoke is mentioned?

5. What do the wizards build for Mrs. Whitlow?

Short Essay Questions

1. How will Rincewind know that he has succeeded in saving the continent, and what claims does Rincewind make?

2. What does Death find professionally frustrating, and why?

3. What assertion is made about all tribal myths, including the one about the old man who carries the universe around in a leather bag, and what is that assertion dependent upon?

4. What is Rincewind the Wizzard's greatest difficulty?

5. What do the elders have a hard time grasping about their situation when Stibbons explains how they have gone backward in time?

6. What is pursuing Rincewind and Mad and how does Mad manage to pull away from them?

7. How do the wizards become stranded on Mono Island?

8. What does the story of the Last Continent deal with?

9. What do the wizards find when they go looking for the Egregious Professor, and what is the outcome of this discovery?

10. How does Rincewind fair on typical days?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Rincewind overcomes the different challenges that he is faced with. Is he more of a hands on guy or would rather be helped along? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Although Rincewind finds a place where he seems to belong, he doesn't stay there. Suggest reasons for this. Which characters come back from the earlier parts of the novels to attempt to convince him to stay? What kinds of lives do they offer him if he does so?

Essay Topic 3

What are the central themes of this novel? How does the author combine them? What do they all have in common? How does the author successfully bridge the gap between fantasy and reality for each theme?

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