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. Who does Perenelle try to calm?

2. How does one of the teens end up on the hood of a car?

3. What does Perenelle feel is her and her husband's destiny?

4. Into what had Dee changed Josh?

5. What has Dee been declared by Isis and Osiris?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who goes into Xibalba and what do they do?

2. Who does Zephaniah spot in Paris and what does she consider them?

3. How are Anubis and Aten experiencing the change?

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

5. What does Sophie at first believe when she wakes in her aunt's house and what does she do when she realizes otherwise?

6. How does Sophie feel about Perenelle using Sophie's aura, and what does Sophie decide?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The Warlock belongs to the fantasy genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the fantasy genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a fantasy and a historical novel mystery?

Essay Topic 3

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 Warlock, 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 Warlock that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in The Warlock.

2. Define the words as used in in The Warlock 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 Warlock. 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 Warlock? What word(s)?

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

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