Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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.
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.
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.
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