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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 color does the Queen want the flowers to be?
2. Why does the King think this proves the Knave’s guilt?
3. Why is the Mock Turtle crying?
4. What fish does Alice know only from eating it?
5. What happens to the people the Queen sentences to death?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the gardeners feel about the Queen?
2. How does the Dormouse contribute to the tea party?
3. What literary device do the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon use?
4. Alice thinks about the jury in metaphorical terms. What metaphor does she use in Chapter 12?
5. What rule does the King say Alice is breaking? What issue does Alice take with this?
6. Describe the structure of the court.
7. What is the significance of the discussion Alice has with the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon?
8. Describe what actually happens to those sentenced to beheading by the Queen.
9. Why does the Duchess react in the way she does to Alice?
10. Who comments on what is happening to Alice first? What does he or she say?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many different kinds of creatures appear throughout the book. What kinds of animals does Carroll use to populate Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, and what attributes does he give to each one? Can we generalize about different species and their roles? If so, in what way?
Essay Topic 2
At the end of the novel, all of the characters present turn into cards. Other than the King, Queen, and Knave, how might this apply to the other characters? What is the broader metaphorical significance of this change?
Essay Topic 3
Alice’s journey through Wonderland is rarely, if ever, prosaic and every-day. In what way might the book be read as a metaphor for real life? Are there aspects of the novel that refuse such a reading?
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