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. Who remains in the cave mouth to watch the crash?

2. About what does Nicholas wonder?

3. Why does Dee find Machiavelli's statement humorous?

4. What idea does Virginia like?

5. Who is Odin, Hel and Black Hawk's common enemy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Aten choose to do despite the consequences?

3. What fight does Tsagaglalal intervene in and what does she tell the fighters?

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

5. Why is John Dee angry and how does he react to waht Machiavelli says?

6. Where do Black Hawk, Mars, Odin and Hel go and what is their plan?

7. What instructions does Tsagaglalal give Sophie concerning magic?

8. Where are the former prisoners in Chapter 49 and what is Prometheus doing?

9. What does Sohpie learn when she reads her tablet from Abraham?

10. What does Tsagaglalal tell Sophie about Josh and Sophie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Though it is not a part of The Warlock, the readers are given enough information to learn that the twins were, up until a short time ago, ordinary teenagers in modern America. Discuss the following:

1. How do you think the twins have changed from who they were before Nicolas comes into their lives?

2. Why do you think Scott chooses young, ordinary teenagers to be the heroes/heroines in the series?

3. How would the book have been different if the twins were spoiled, rich kids?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Choose one of the following to discuss:

1. Choose two significant symbols and trace and analyze their appearance in The Warlock. Are these universal symbols? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other symbols that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Scott chooses the symbols he does?

2. Choose two important metaphors and trace and analyze their appearance in the novel. Are these universal metaphors? Would they be understood in any culture? Are there other metaphors that would portray the same idea? What are they? Why do you think Scott chooses the metaphors she does?

3. Discuss Scott's use (or lack ) of literary device (such as foreshadowing, clifthangers, deux ex machina, etc...), and how they add or detract from the story. Does Scott use too many or too little literary techniques? State which of the five major elements of fiction the literary device is related to (style, character, plot, setting, theme).

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