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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. In Chapter 5, how many islands are making a temporary continent?

2. What does Ransom find to eat on the fixed land?

3. What does the narrator pass on his way to Ransom’s cottage?

4. What creatures are with Ransom when he wakes after his conversation with the Lady?

5. In Chapter 2, what do the narrator and Ransom eat for supper?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are there different creatures in the ancient worlds?

2. What happens when Weston states that he calls the Force into himself completely?

3. Why doesn’t Ransom leave the fixed land with the Lady?

4. Just before twilight, what does Ransom see?

5. How does Ransom make friends with the dragon?

6. Why doesn’t Ransom eat two of the yellow fruits?

7. What is the narrator thinking as he walks to Ransom’s cottage?

8. Why isn’t Ransom home to greet the narrator?

9. How do Ransom and the Green Lady get to the Fixed Land?

10. Why doesn’t the narrator have anything to carry as he walks to Ransom’s cottage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 7, Weston and Ransom have a philosophical argument. What are the beliefs of each man? How does Weston denigrate Ransom’s beliefs? How does Ransom counter Weston’s attacks on his beliefs? Are the men’s beliefs similar?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 12, Ransom experiences an intense hatred and anger that helps him defeat the Un-man. Why does Ransom believe that his hatred is acceptable? Why would that intense anger normally be unacceptable? How does the rage that Ransom feels help him have the strength he needs for the battle?

Essay Topic 3

The things that Ransom sees and experiences seem to be indescribable. Why can’t words describe what Ransom sees or experiences? How different is Earth from Venus? Is there any part of Venus that is like Earth? How do those differences make it difficult to describe Venus?

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