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. Why does Ransom feel relieved when he wakes in Augray's tower?

2. What do Ransom and the narrator want to do with the prophecy?

3. What does Ransom imagine Oyarsa to be?

4. What is the name of the sorn Ransom meets in the cave?

5. What does Weston think when the Oyarsa asks about the dead hross?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens with the three dead hross?

2. Who is brought in front of Oyarsa and what happens?

3. What does Augray, the sorn, and Ransom talk about while eating?

4. What kind of knowledge interest the sorn?

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

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

7. Describe a parallel between Ransom leaving to go to the mountains and the beginning of the book.

8. Describe Ransom's first view of Meldilorn.

9. What does Ransom tell the sorn about earth and what do the sorn think?

10. What is the narrator's purpose in writing this story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In this book Weston talks about humanity eventually traveling the stars and conquering other planets, because "humans" were the best people ever created. What would you think if you met intelligent beings who did not resemble "humans?" What do you think are characteristics that make humans something other than "animal?" Do you believe a creature other than a "human" could have those characteristics? Why or Why not?

Essay Topic 2

In this book, C.S. Lewis seems postulate that fear causes a great deal of harm. If fear was the opposite of love, how would that cause many of the world's problems? Based on Out of the Silent Planet, what do you think the author believed fear did to humanity?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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