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 color are the doors that the Queen blasts?

2. Which of Polly's hands is the Queen holding?

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

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

5. Which possible fate does Uncle Andrew not suggest may happen to Polly if Digory does not go to rescue her?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jadis want to travel to our world?

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

3. From the expressions on the faces of the images, what can be deduced about the history of the place they have found themselves in?

4. How can Jadis travel out of her world even though she is not wearing a magic ring?

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

6. Why did Jadis speak the Deplorable Word?

7. What does Aunt Letty believe about Jadis?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Aslan is often thought of as representing God in an allegorical form. What are some things that he says or does that support this interpretation? Do any of his actions or things that he says contradict this view?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

When Jadis comes to London, she has certain cultural expectations. People in London have contrasting cultural expectations. Describe some of the culture clashes that occur when Jadis spends time in London. Consider such things as law, dress, technology, magic and gender roles, plus any other cultural clashes that you find.

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