The Magician's Nephew Test | Final 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 change comes over the smaller animals like rabbits and moles?

2. Which direction does Digory think the song in the darkness comes from?

3. How far away is the Lion from Digory and the others?

4. Which animal is the most impressive to watch breaking out of the ground?

5. What is the name of Uncle Andrew's cousin who was in the Yeomanry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What arguments are put forward by the animals regarding which way up Uncle Andrew ought to be planted?

2. What things are prohibited in the garden?

3. What are Pollly and Digory concerned about?

4. What signs show that some magic is being worked on the animals chosen by the Lion?

5. What effect does arriving in the Wood Between the Worlds have on the characters?

6. Why does Digory want to talk to the Lion?

7. In what way is the treatment of Uncle Andrew an example of poetic justice?

8. Where do the dwarfs obtain the materials to make the crowns from?

9. What does the author suggest that Polly did at the river?

10. What is the first clue that the travelers are nearing the orchard where Digory has to pick the apple?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Victorian London is one of several settings in The Magician's Nephew and is the most familiar. Describe this setting, and compare and contrast it with two of the other settings (listed below).

Part 1: Describe Victorian London as it appears in The Magician's Nephew.

Part 2: Compare and contrast Victorian London with one of the other settings in this book.

Part 3: Compare and contrast Victorian London with another of the settings in this book.

Choose two of the following:

The Wood Between the Worlds



Essay Topic 2

Which scene is the climax or point of maximum tension in The Magician's Nephew? Describe this scene and explain why you consider it to be the climax 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.

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