The Warlock Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. About what does Scathach think?

2. When was Perenelle told her future?

3. What does Marethyu mean?

4. What does Scathach say about the Flamels?

5. With whom are the Elders working?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Virginia become angry at John Dee and how does he placate her?

2. What significant choice does Josh make?

3. How do Sophie and Josh end up together and who do they meet?

4. Describe the conversation that takes place among Machiavelli, Billy the Kid and Nereus.

5. Why does Abraham create the book and what part is Mars supposed to play in the upcoming confrontation with John Dee?

6. What does Perenelle try to do as they are riding in the Jeep and what does she know about her and husband?

7. How does Dr. John Dee change Josh and why?

8. What happens to two teenaged hoods who approach a seemingly harmless drunk?

9. How does Tsagaglalal feel about immortality and why is she and Gilgamesh immortal?

10. What does Tsagaglalal tell Sophie about Josh and Sophie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Warlock is one book in a series of novels involving Nicholas and the twins. Discuss the following.

1. What are a couple advantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

2. What are a couple disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Use examples.

3. Do you prefer to read a standalone book, or a series of books with the same main characters? Explain your response.

4. Do you think it is easier or more difficult (or about the same) to write a standalone book versus one in a series? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Rick and Lon. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Lon and Nuke. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in Warlock help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

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