The Warlock Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Into what had Dee changed Josh?

2. Why does Perenelle ask to be alone with Nicholas along with Sophie and Tsagaglalal?

3. Where does the couple appear?

4. What does the time where Scathach, Joan of Arc, Saint-Germain, Palamedes, and William Shakespeare now are precede?

5. What do the teens plan to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

6. What does Abraham give Scathach?

7. What happens to the group on Danu Talis?

8. What does Virginia Dare tell Josh the purpose of the monsters is?

9. How does Sophie feel about Perenelle and what does Perenelle tell Sophie?

10. Where does Sophie go to think and who is waiting for her?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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