The Magician Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Joan teach Sophie about Sophie's aura?

2. What happens to endanger Scathach again?

3. Who is Areop-Enap?

4. Who first notices a creature coming in through the garden wall?

5. What does Sophie realize as Josh begins to battle the Disir?

Essay 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

Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or ideas that are not a part of the "real" world. In the case of The Magician, much of the setting may seem familiar to the reader (i.e. there are woods, mountains, rivers, oceans, etc), though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:

1. Find five terms that are a part of the world of The Magician that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in The Magician.

2. Define the words as used in in The Sorceress world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.

3. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of The Magician. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in The Sorceress? What word(s)?

4. Were there any words you never really understood from The Magician? Which ones?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. Who are the protagonists of the story and why?

2. Who are the antagonists of the story and why?

3. Which 3 secondary characters have the greatest impact on the plot?

4. Are any of the characters dispensable? Which ones? Why or why not?

5. Do you think this is a character-driven plot or an action-driven plot? Explain.

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