Out of the Silent Planet 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 kind of food does Augray offer Ransom?

2. When an eldil comes to Hyoi's boat what does he tell the hross?

3. How do the hross view death?

4. How does Ransom feel after he helps kill the hnakra?

5. What does Ransom what to prove to the hross during the hnakra hunt?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of knowledge interest the sorn?

2. Describe Ransom's first view of Meldilorn.

3. Why have Weston and Devine brought Ransom to Malacandra?

4. How does the Osarya repond to Weston's speech?

5. What does the sorn and Ransom do when Ransom enters the cave?

6. Explain the history of earth (Thulcandra) and its relationship to Malacandra.

7. What does Ransom find as he climbs the mountain pass? Describe the scene.

8. What does Ransom do on the space ship during the return trip to earth?

9. What does the hross have to say about war on Malacandra?

10. Who comes to Hyoi and Ransom as they move on the water searching for the hnakra? What does he have to say?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Out of the Silent Planet is an allegory. It is supposed to represent the creation of earth, the fall of the angels from heaven and the fall of humans. Describe parts of the book that you believe correspond to these events.

Essay Topic 2

In this book, description is a large part of the writing. Why do you think Lewis wrote so much description? Did you feel you had a good picture of Malacandra and the inhabitants? Describe some of the terrain, the culture and inhabitants of the planet.

Essay Topic 3

In returning to earth the men do not have enough air to get home safely. They have to detour due to the moon, yet they manage to land the craft. Did the eldil or Osarya intervene to keep them safe? That seems to be the implication. Write about an incident in your life or someone you know who has escaped great harm by what they or you believe was Divine Intervention.

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