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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. Whom do Joan and Sophie encounter at the front hall?
2. Who helps Scathach teach Josh?
3. Why is Josh nervous?
4. What do Josh and Sophie send their parents?
5. About what is Flamel afraid concerning the two pages Josh has of the Book of Abraham?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Perenelle learn from Areop-Enap and what does Areop-Enap agree to do?
2. What does Perenelle learn from de Ayala, and what does she ask of him?
3. Why does Josh raise an alarm?
4. How does Sophie beat the Disir?
5. What does Perenelle discover as she makes her way into the bowels of Alcatraz?
6. How do Machiavelli and Dee induce Josh to stay with them?
7. How has Joan of Arc say she helped Sophie?
8. Who greets Sophie and Joan as they run down the front hall?
9. Where do Josh and St. Germain go and what does Germain give Josh?
10. What has Flamel recovered from his old house and what does he want Scathach and Germain to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nicholas Flamel is in some ways a larger-than-life hero. Despite incredible odds, he usually comes out on top, in this book and in the others in the series. Discuss the following:
1. Does having a larger-than-life hero make that person less of a hero? In other words, which is more admirable--a hero who ultimately always "lands on his feet," or one who strives against impossible odds and doesn't succeed?
2. Does a character have to be successful in order to be a hero? Explain your answer.
3. Choose one other character besides Rand who you might call a hero/heroine and explain why you choose that person.
4. Does every work of fiction have to have a hero? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as The Magician help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading The Magician? Why or why not?
3. Choose one specific incident in The Magician to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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