The Magician Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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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 concerns Josh after they arrive at the Eiffel Tower?

2. Why is Sophie exhausted?

3. Whose memories does Sophie possess?

4. How much time is left for Nicholas and Perenelle to live?

5. Whom does Flamel want to call?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the opening of the novel tell the reader?

2. How has Perenelle devised a way to escape imprisonment?

3. What does the Witch of Endor tell Flamel?

4. For what is Machiavelli searching his private files?

5. Why does Flamel ask St. Germain to create a diversion and what does Germain do?

6. What do Sophie and Scathach and Flamel and Josh talk about as they walk toward the Eiffel Tower?

7. Why is Machiavelli angry when he sees Flamel's group and what does he do?

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

9. How does Flamel escape a group of police officers?

10. What is the significance of the Book of Abraham and who possesses the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in The Magician.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of The Magician. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of The Magician. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes The Magician interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Josh. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Sophie. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Flamel. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

4. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of John Dee. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in The Magician. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with growth? Why? What are some symbols of growth? Symbols of rigidity? What characters seem rigid?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of trust in The Magician. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to be trustworthy? Why? Which are not?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of good versus evil, in The Magician. Who is "good"? Who is "evil"? Who decides what is good and what is evil? How is the theme portrayed in The Magician?

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