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. Which animal first tries talking to Uncle Andrew?

2. Which animals look like trees when they first appear?

3. What finally convinced all the animals that Uncle Andrew was not a tree?

4. What effect has the stolen apple had on the Witch?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Digory have to do and why?

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

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

7. What happens to the iron bar the Witch tore off the lamp-post?

8. What disturbs Fledge and the children at night?

9. Why is Uncle Andrew so frightened?

10. Why does Aslan call the Cabby's wife into Narnia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jadis is referred to as being an evil witch. Is this view of her justified? State why or why not, and give examples to back your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The Magician's Nephew has, as one of its key themes, the antithesis between life and death/destruction. Describe two or three ways that theme is illustrated in The Magician's Nephew. Which force is shown to predominate?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Digory's house in London at the start of the book and what it is like at the end. How has the house changed? Consider physical changes, and also symbolic changes with respect to the theme of Life versus Death.

Part 1: Describe Digory's house at the beginning of the novel.

Part 2: Describe how Digory's house changes by the end of the novel.

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