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 animals look like trees when they first appear?

2. Which season did the Cabby find the most unpleasant for him to work in?

3. Which of the following mythological beings does not appear after the Lion's words?

4. Why does the Bear fall over?

5. What is the first event the travelers notice in the darkness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Cabby think has happened?

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

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

4. Why does Digory suggest that Polly use her ring to go home?

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

6. How does the song affect the characters?

7. Explain the first joke in your own words.

8. Why is Uncle Andrew so frightened?

9. What disturbs Fledge and the children at night?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Uncle Andrew is a sinister character at the start of the novel, but later on, he is more of a comic figure. Explain some of the ways that Uncle Andrew is used to provide comic relief or humor in The Magician's Nephew.

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