The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel 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. Where do the Wizards find themselves?

2. Who joins them at the last moment, swimming out to meet them?

3. What does Remorse provide Rincewind that has always passed him by at UU?

4. What does Rincewind feel coming on?

5. What is the normal sheep shearing rate?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Stibbons consequently learn that makes him change his mind about staying with the God on Mono Island to create new life forms?

2. What tales does Crocodile Dongo regale Rincewind with?

3. What is at first lost and then returns to the wizards from the boat and how is this helpful to the wizards?

4. What was the effect of temporal displacement on Mrs. Whitlow, and how did those who saw her first respond?

5. When the boat that the wizards are in comes apart, what do they do, and who is the only one to swim for shore?

6. What incident causes Rincewind to be incarcerated?

7. What happens when the warden and the watchmen arrive at the Opera House?

8. What does Daggy offer Rincewind when he realizes that he is unable to cover the bet that they made?

9. Where does Rincewind go when he is fleeing the watchmen?

10. As Stibbons wakes up, what vague visions does he have, what does he believe is the fate of the ohter wizards and who is the only wizard who appears to have enjoyed the sensation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is God/the Creator represented in this novel? What is unique about Mono Island and what God chooses to exist there? Which character almost becomes the right hand of this God and what changes his mind?

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

Define some of the allusions made to food, music and movies made in the novel. How do these allusions relate to our world? How do these things play a role in the plot? Do they appear dropped in or as an essential part of the story? Explain your answer.

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