The Warlock Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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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. In what does Joan of Arc have faith?

2. What happens to all Great Elders?

3. What do the teens plan to do?

4. Who is Hel?

5. Who does Perenelle try to calm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Marethyu showing Scathach and the others and why are they confused?

2. What happens to the police officers outside a building which Dee and Virginia approach and how do Dee, Dare and Josh feel about it?

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

4. Where are Machiavelli and Billy the Kid and about what are they talking?

5. Where are Sophie and Niten escaping from and why is Sophie upset?

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

7. What do Machiavelli and Billy the Kid discuss about Virginia Dare?

8. What does Billy the Kid ask Josh and how does he come to think he may have an answer to the question?

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

10. Why is Prometheusus upset and about what does he agree with Scathach?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of growth in The Warlock. 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 courage in The Warlock. Which characters struggle with this issue? Why? Which characters seem to possess courage? Why?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death in The Warlock. Consider the death of Mike as an random act of nature and the death of Luis as the result of conscious violence. Consider also in your answer the death of innocence in Rick from the beginning of the book to the end.

Essay Topic 2

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 Warlock? 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 3

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.

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