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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 do Dee and Machiavelli tell Josh when he wants to leave them?
2. What happens to endanger Scathach again?
3. What does Flamel want Scathach to teach Josh?
4. What does Perenelle learn from de Ayala?
5. Where does Germain keep all his technological and musical "toys"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sophie do when she hears Josh and why can't Flamel help?
2. What happens when Josh stabs the Nidhogg in the tongue and what does the Nidhogg do as a result?
3. What else does Perenelle discover in the cells of Alcatraz and what is following her?
4. How does Sophie beat the Disir?
5. How does Dee help Josh and why does Josh go with Dee?
6. Why does Josh attack the Nidhogg and what does Scathach tell him to do?
7. How do Flamel, Joan and Sophie track Josh?
8. What does Perenelle discover as she makes her way into the bowels of Alcatraz?
9. What happens just as Flamel and Joan think they have saved Scathach?
10. What do Joan and Flamel and Sophie do as they arrive at the Seine?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think The Magician is? Explain your response.
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
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think The Magician is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
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