The Magician Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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Mid-Book 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. Who collects Japanese Kabuki masks?

2. Where does Machiavelli think he'll be able to catch Flamel and the others?

3. Who covers some men in transmuted sugar?

4. What smell is associated with what Sophie does?

5. Who arrives at the Eiffel tower first?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Joan of Arc and Scathach know each other?

2. Where does Flamel leave the others and why does he want to make a phone call?

3. Where does Flamel find a way to contact the Witch of Endor and how does he explain his need to the proprietor?

4. What wakes Josh and how does Scathach reassure him?

5. What does the Witch of Endor tell Flamel?

6. What does Perenelle learn from de Ayala, and what does she ask of him?

7. How does Germain help Sophie with her fire magic and what is the result?

8. What does Mars do when he awakens Josh's powers and why do Mars do so?

9. Who has located Flamel's group at Sacre-Coeur and how has he done so?

10. How does Morrigan try to undermine Perenelle's emotional well-being and what is Perenelle's response?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Josh and Sophie. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Flamel and Dee. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in The Magician help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss The Magician based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if The Magician is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the criteria for a successful novel should be different if it is written for adults versus young adults? Why or why not? Would most adults consider The Magician a successful novel? What about young teens?

Essay Topic 3

Dee is a servant of the Dark Elders who has been chasing Flamel for hundreds of years in an attempt to get the Book of Abraham. Dee wants to use the book to raise Danu Talis, the home of the Elders, and restore Earth to its previous splendor. However, Flamel knows that if this happens, the humans will be turned into slaves or killed for food for the Elders and he cannot allow this to happen. For this reason, Flamel has fought for hundreds of years to keep the book from the Dark Elders, even making himself immortal so that he can continue to protect the book. However, the spell that keeps Flamel and his wife, Perenelle, immortal must be taken once a month and the recipe is constantly changing. For this reason, Flamel needs to get the book back before the end of the month or he and Perenelle will die.

1. Discuss the implications that Dee, who is a human made immortal, wants to raise Danu Talis in spite of what that event would do to the human race. Use examples from The Magician and your own life to support your answer.

2. Discuss the problems that might arise when someone has been fighting for a cause for hundreds of years and has not yet been successful. How might that affect a person's character, emotions and behaviors, such as Flamel? Use examples from The Magician and your own life to support your answer.

3. Discuss how the relationship between Nicolas Flamel and Perenelle has influenced their behaviors throughout the hundreds of years in which they have been immortal and fighting the Dark Elders. Use examples from The Magician and your own life to support your answer.

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