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

2. Which of the following is one difference between the stars Digory is used to seeing in our world and the stars in this new world?

3. Which direction do the golden gates face?

4. What is the name of the Cabby's wife?

5. What was the Cabby's wife doing when Aslan calls her into Narnia?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the Lion do that Digory does not expect?

4. Why do the animals not know what Uncle Andrew is?

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

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

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

8. Why does Uncle Andrew try to steal Digory's green ring?

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

10. What does the Cabby think has happened?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Magician's Nephew raises the topic of animal rights and animal experimentation. What attitude does the author seem to take on this topic? Use examples from the novel to illustrate your answer.

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

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?

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