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 is being honored?

3. What does Rincewind witness?

4. Why does Rincewind string corks to his hat?

5. What special distinction does Rincewind share with Tinhead Ned?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does a path lead Stibbons on Mono Island and what does he witness there?

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

3. What does the God of Evolution suggest that Stibbons start with in his efforts to help and to learn and what does the God believe?

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

5. What conclusion does Rincewind come to after the earthquake forces him and Neilette to use Luggage and Trunkie as refuge?

6. Where does Rincewind hide next, and what basic concept is he at first unable to comprehend?

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Many times, Rincewind is in a bind and other characters come along to help him out. How many times was he assisted through the more difficult trials in the book by another individual? What role did this individual play in the plot? Explain your answer utilizing quotes from the book.

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