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 is Tsagaglal?

2. Whose plans have become more grandiose?

3. What couple enters where the Anpu are?

4. What does Dee not know about the Codex?

5. Who is the narrator in the Prologue?

Short Essay Questions

1. What significant choice does Josh make?

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

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

4. Where is Promotheseus driving a Jeep and why is he weak?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by The Warlock. Questions that Scott most likely want readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?

2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Scott' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Scott' probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

4. Research the life of Scott and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.

Essay Topic 2

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think The Warlock is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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