The Warlock Test | Final 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. Why does Aten figure he will die?

2. Where are Odin, Hel and Black Hawk?

3. Who does Scathach scare away?

4. Who does Abraham send to do the same job for the males of Sophie's lineage?

5. Whose voice is heard on the vimana's communication system?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Niccolo and Billy the Kid when they protest the release of the monsters?

2. Why does Virginia become angry at John Dee and how does he placate her?

3. What does Scathach watch from the mouth of the cave?

4. Who watches Aten talk with Death and what do the watchers plan?

5. Where are the Flamels, Niten and Prometheus and how is the Lotan conquered?

6. Who is at the party at Tsagaglalal's house and why do they get along?

7. What do Machiavelli and Billy the Kid discuss about Virginia Dare?

8. What happens when Prometheus and Niten come into the room where Perenelle is reviving Nicholas?

9. Who appears on Abraham's tower after the fight with the vimana and what does Scathach realize about him?

10. Why is Mars Ultor worn out and who does he encounter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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