The Magician's Nephew Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is distinctive about the doors leading into the Hall of Images?

2. What emotion does the Queen show when she realizes the palace is breaking up?

3. What does Uncle Andrew offer to Polly?

4. What is Digory afraid of now that the Witch/Queen is in London and in his house?

5. Who was riding in the hansom that the Witch was driving?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Jadis different from a human from our world?

2. Summarize, in your own words, how Uncle Andrew obtained the dust used for making the rings.

3. What things show that the place they have come to is a new world that is just beginning?

4. What does the Lion do that Digory does not expect?

5. What does the Cabby think has happened?

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

7. What are Pollly and Digory concerned about?

8. Why does Aunt Letty give Uncle Andrew such a tart reply when he asks to borrow some money from her?

9. What do the children quarrel about?

10. What will happen to the Witch now that she has eaten an apple?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Magician's Nephew has, as one of its key themes, the antithesis between life and death/destruction. Describe two or three ways that theme is illustrated in The Magician's Nephew. Which force is shown to predominate?

Essay Topic 2

Uncle Andrew is a sinister character at the start of the novel, but later on, he is more of a comic figure. Explain some of the ways that Uncle Andrew is used to provide comic relief or humor in The Magician's Nephew.

Essay Topic 3

The Cabby is chosen to be the first King of Narnia. What aspects of his character will make him a good king? In your answer, refer to some examples other than the scene in Chapter 11 where Aslan questions the Cabby.

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