The Last Continent: A Discworld Novel 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. What do the wizards cling to as they head to shore?

2. What does Stibbons discover is the God's idea of perfection?

3. What building looks like an open box of tissues?

4. What does Rincewind notice about the kangaroo in the Roo Beer poster?

5. What attacks Rincewind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although all the wizards don't have much to do with women sexually, they still express interest in Mrs. Whitlow. Why is this? Explain using quotes from the book their lack of association with women and the reasons for this.

Essay Topic 2

What politically incorrect references are sprinkled throughout the novel? What do these references indicate about the author, if anything? Are they overall offensive or simply humorous? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the water shortage to the point where it actually ran out. Speculate on Mr. Pratchett's intent with this plot twist. What did this event represent in the novel, in terms of literary devices and in regards to the overall plot?

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