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 message is Rincewind given?

2. Who eliminates the watchmen's threat?

3. How many pints does Crocodile Dongo tell Rincewind he drank?

4. Who is being honored?

5. What happens to Rincewind after he witnesses this event?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What do the wizards experience and what is the result?

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

7. 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?

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

9. What problems is the God of Evolution experiencing and what offer does Stibbons make?

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

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

What colloquial references are made to the people of Australia? How did this add to the set and setting of the novel? Could other cultural references have been to no detriment of the overall plot? Explain.

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