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. What is Mrs. Whitlow carrying when she comes?

2. Who are Neilette and Darleen?

3. What does the head chef worry about?

4. What is the name of the street vending family operating across Discworld?

5. Where does Stibbons go while the others are provisioning the Melon Boat?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What tales does Crocodile Dongo regale Rincewind with?

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

4. What do the wizards experience other than becoming the age of children?

5. How does Snowy make Rincewind suspect magic is being used?

6. Why do the wizards question Stibbons' intentions on Mono Island and what do they hope he might accomplish?

7. What few simple pleasures does Rincewind enjoy at the dry waterhole?

8. 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?

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

10. What does Rincewind notice about the Roo Beer poster and how does it help him during the sheep shearing contest?

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

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

What branch of 'science' is Stibbons currently studying? What is the underlying principle of this study? What is Ponder's goal? What is he willing to settle for if he is unable to accomplish it?

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