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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 is Sophie?
2. What do Sophie and St. Germain's wife have in common?
3. What danger does Scathach mention to Sophie?
4. When does Perenelle leave her cell?
5. Who covers some men in transmuted sugar?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of the Book of Abraham and who possesses the book?
2. What does Sophie create to allow the group to escape?
3. How do Josh and Sophie escape the diner and what does Josh suggest to Sophie that they do?
4. Where do Flamel and his companions find themselves after traveling a ley line?
5. Why does Machiavelli agree to help John Dee?
6. How do Joan of Arc and Scathach know each other?
7. Who interrupts Machiavelli at the auction and what does the person want?
8. Why is Machiavelli angry when he sees Flamel's group and what does he do?
9. For what is Machiavelli searching his private files?
10. What does Scathach make Sophie promise and why does Scathach try to distract Sophie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Often, authors will write about "what they know," and sometimes knowing a little about the author makes the books more interesting. Discuss the following:
1. Research and give a brief biographical sketch of Michael Scott.
2. What in Scott's background may have helped him in writing The Magician? What may have influenced the way he depicts various characters and scenes?
3. Do you think there is always some of the author's own life in his/her novels? Why or why not? Give examples.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the following to discuss:
1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in The Magician. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Scott chooses the symbols he does?
2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Scott chooses the metaphors she does?
3. Discuss Scott's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc.) and how they add or detract from the story. Does Scott use too many or too few literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).
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