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. Where did Jadis learn the Deplorable Word?

2. How does Jadis get dragged from her world to the Wood?

3. When does Polly let go of Digory's hand?

4. Which other classic children's book is not mentioned or referred to in this chapter?

5. How does Jadis get dragged from the Wood into our world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the children quarrel about?

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

3. What does Digory say that actually gets Uncle Andrew's full attention and why does it have this effect?

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

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

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

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

8. How do the rings actually work for traveling from world to world?

9. Why is Digory crying when Polly first meets him?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

We are only told about two of the other worlds that can be reached using the magic rings and the pools in the Wood Between the Worlds. Create a new world of your own and describe it in detail. How is it different to the real world and how is it the same?

Essay Topic 2

Digory is by far one of the most complex and developed characters in The Magician's Nephew, with a blend of good and bad motives. Explain the sides of his character more fully and state why he is considered to be more of a "good" character rather than an evil one.

1. Describe some examples of his actions that come from good motives

2. Describe some examples of his actions that come from bad motives

3. Describe what action or actions he takes that make him stand out clearly as a character on the side of goodness.

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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