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. What does Billy the Kid ask Josh?

2. From where is Sophie escaping?

3. Whose head is becoming a jackal?

4. Who else is in the Jeep?

5. Who is Hel?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is in a glass tower and what does he tell his visitor?

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

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

5. What happens after Sophie becomes aware of the scent of Jasmine?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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 Warlock is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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