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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. Of what does Uncle Andrew smell?
2. Why does the Bear fall over?
3. Of what things from our world does Strawberry have fond memories?
4. In which direction is the Lion walking as it sings?
5. Which of the following mythological beings does not appear after the Lion's words?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the iron bar the Witch tore off the lamp-post?
2. In what way is the treatment of Uncle Andrew an example of poetic justice?
3. What things show that the place they have come to is a new world that is just beginning?
4. What does Digory have to do and why?
5. 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.
6. Why does Digory want to talk to the Lion?
7. What will happen to the Witch now that she has eaten an apple?
8. What does the Lion do that Digory does not expect?
9. Why does Aslan transform Strawberry into a flying horse and re-name him?
10. Why does Digory suggest that Polly use her ring to go home?
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
In many of C.S. Lewis's works, both fictional and non-fictional, selfishness and being self-centered is associated very strongly with evil. Explain some ways that this idea is illustrated in The Magician's Nephew.
Essay Topic 3
Problems and overcoming problems are very important to create plot tension. Describe one problem faced by a character in The Magician's Nephew and explain how this problem is overcome.
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