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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 happens when Sophie thinks about wanting to talk with Josh?
2. What idea does Virginia like?
3. How does Clarent influence Josh?
4. What is King Gilgamesh doing?
5. What does Dee do to Billy the Kid?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Machiavelli and Billy the Kid discuss about Virginia Dare?
2. Where do Black Hawk, Mars, Odin and Hel go and what is their plan?
3. What does Abraham give Scathach?
4. What happens to Niccolo and Billy the Kid when they protest the release of the monsters?
5. Where does the Lotan come from and what does Dee do with it?
6. What does Aten choose to do despite the consequences?
7. Why does Virginia become angry at John Dee and how does he placate her?
8. Where does Sophie go to think and who is waiting for her?
9. How do Sophie and Josh end up together and who do they meet?
10. What does Tsagaglalal tell Sophie about Josh and Sophie?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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