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. With whom is Sophie escaping?

2. What does Virginia Dare tell John Dee?

3. Who do two teens watch walk past them?

4. Where is Josh going?

5. What does Dee tell Josh follows the Flamels?

Short Essay Questions

1. About what do Machiavelli and Billy the Kid feel conflicted?

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

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

4. What fight does Tsagaglalal intervene in and what does she tell the fighters?

5. Who appears on Abraham's tower after the fight with the vimana and what does Scathach realize about him?

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

7. Who is the author of the Prologue and what does she say about Nicholas Flamel?

8. What does Aten choose to do despite the consequences?

9. What happens to Coatlicue just after John Dee brings her into the world?

10. Who is following Odin and what transpires between them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of The Warlock and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Warlock is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 Warlock is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of The Warlock, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in The Warlock. (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

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