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. How do the members of the crowd try to attack Jadis?

2. What sort of tree suddenly springs up close to Digory?

3. Which ring does Uncle Andrew try to steal from Digory?

4. Where do the children shelter for the night?

5. What other creatures are flying in the air with Fledge and the children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Strawberry the horse remember about his old life in London?

2. What disturbs Fledge and the children at night?

3. What arguments does the Witch use to try to persuade Digory to eat the apple himself or take it home to his mother? Give at least two for each.

4. Explain the first joke in your own words.

5. What things are prohibited in the garden?

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

7. Why does Aslan transform Strawberry into a flying horse and re-name him?

8. What does Digory have to do and why?

9. What will happen to the Witch now that she has eaten an apple?

10. How does the song affect the characters?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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