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 Tsagaglalal bring over for their ritual?

2. Where is Sophie?

3. Why has Mars gone to San Francisco?

4. What happens to all Great Elders?

5. About what does Scathach think?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Niten taking Sophie and what does he tell her?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in The Warlock? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in The Warlock including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from The Warlock and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as The Warlock help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading The Warlock? Why or why not?

3. Choose one specific incident in The Warlock to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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