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 does it turn into?

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

3. What does the head chef worry about?

4. Who does Crocodile Dongo challenge to a sheep shearing contest?

5. What does Daggy offer Rincewind?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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