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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which possible fate does Uncle Andrew not suggest may happen to Polly if Digory does not go to rescue her?
(a) Starvation
(b) Slavery
(c) Being eaten by wild animals
(d) Drowning

2. Where did Jadis learn the Deplorable Word?
(a) In a secret place
(b) From her mother
(c) In the Great Library of the palace
(d) In the temple in the middle of Charn

3. What is Digory afraid of now that the Witch/Queen is in London and in his house?
(a) He is afraid that Uncle Andrew and she will conquer the world.
(b) He is afraid that Polly will never forgive him.
(c) He is afraid that he, too, will sit on red hot chairs and have ice in his bed.
(d) He fears that she will go into his mother's room and frighten her to death.

4. What is the name of Digory's mother?
(a) Margaret
(b) Melanie
(c) Marianne
(d) Mabel

5. What color rings are the children wearing when they first jump into the new pool?
(a) Green
(b) They aren't wearing any rings.
(c) Polly is wearing a green ring, but Digory is wearing a yellow ring.
(d) Yellow

Short Answer Questions

1. What interests Polly most about the Hall of Images?

2. What happens when they jump into the pools wearing the wrong rings?

3. In what city is this story set?

4. How is Digory able to read the writing on the pillar?

5. What two living things (other than trees) does Digory see in the wood?

Short Essay Questions

1. Name three ways that Polly's attitude differs from Digory's in this chapter.

2. What is ironic about the chief policeman's question to Uncle Andrew?

3. Why does Digory wish he was older (or bigger)?

4. Why did Jadis speak the Deplorable Word?

5. What is unusual about the ruins they find themselves in?

6. What does Digory plan to do with his magic rings?

7. What do they decide to do with the guinea pig and why?

8. What makes the children lose their fear of Uncle Andrew?

9. What do the children quarrel about?

10. What crucial piece of knowledge does Digory not know about the Witch?

(see the answer keys)

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