The Warlock Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Scott (Irish author)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Scathach scare away?

2. What does Nereus ask?

3. What does Tsagaglalal say is a tradition?

4. What does Sophie not want the other women to know?

5. Who is enjoying a party?

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

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in The Warlock? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in The Warlock including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from The Warlock and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as The Warlock help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading The Warlock? Why or why not?

3. Choose one specific incident in The Warlock to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.

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