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. Which piece of scientific equipment is on Uncle Andrew's desk?

2. What unsettling thing does Digory hear one night coming from the attic?

3. Which of the following did not happen to the guinea pigs that Uncle Andrew used for his experiments?

4. What does the Cabby tell Jadis to do?

5. What sculpture was once used as a fountain?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why did Uncle Andrew need two children for his "experiment" with the rings?

5. Name three things Jadis does or says that demonstrate her self-centered nature.

6. What are the first things that Digory sees when he comes out of the pool and how does he react?

7. What does Uncle Andrew do after he leaves his study and why?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare Digory's house in London at the start of the book and what it is like at the end. How has the house changed? Consider physical changes, and also symbolic changes with respect to the theme of Life versus Death.

Part 1: Describe Digory's house at the beginning of the novel.

Part 2: Describe how Digory's house changes by the end of the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Jadis is referred to as being an evil witch. Is this view of her justified? State why or why not, and give examples to back your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Charn is where Jadis, the personification of the powers of death and destruction comes from. Describe Charn and explain how this setting is also symbolic of death and destruction.

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