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

2. What form of transport does Uncle Andrew order for the Witch and himself?

3. What made Uncle Andrew's hair turn gray?

4. What was the name of Uncle Andrew's godmother?

5. What is Uncle Andrew's characteristic gesture or habit while speaking?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What surprises the children when they open the door and leave the tunnel?

3. What do the children quarrel about?

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

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

6. Why is the Wood like the tunnel that the children had explored in the houses?

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

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

9. What does Aunt Letty believe about Jadis?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the character of Uncle Andrew. Which of the adjectives below best describes him? Give examples of his actions and words to explain your decision.

Choose one of the following:

Comic

Sinister

Selfish

Greedy

Foolish

Essay Topic 2

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 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.

(see the answer keys)

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