Prince Caspian Test | Mid-Book 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 is the name of Peter's sword?

2. In Chapter 1, when the children feel as though they are being pulled, what do they do?

3. In Chapter 4, why does Caspian's tutor select the tower he does for the astronomy lesson?

4. What injuries do the Pevensie children sustain while eating their breakfast in Chapter 3?

5. What causes Caspian to lose consciousness in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 3, why is the Dwarf initially apprehensive about the island, woods, and ruins?

2. In the beginning of Chapter 1, why are all of the Pevensie children feeling gloomy?

3. Why is Glenstorm so sure that Caspian's coming signals a war between the Narnians and the Telmarines?

4. Why is Susan sad after they find the chessman in the castle ruins?

5. As the Dwarf begins his story in Chapter 3, why are the Pevensie children confused?

6. How did Doctor Cornelius procure Susan's horn?

7. Describe the Pevensie children's first impression of the castle ruins on the island.

8. Describe the appearance of Doctor Cornelius as given in Chapter 4.

9. Why does Trufflehunter believe it is appropriate for Prince Caspian to become King over Narnia?

10. Why are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Prince Caspian, there are several journeys made by different characters. Discuss at least two specific journeys and how they could be viewed as extended metaphors for character development of the characters who undertake these journeys.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the point of view utilized by C.S. Lewis in Prince Caspian. As this was a deliberate choice, discuss why Lewis may have selected the view he did and how the view employed was effective in the development of important themes. Make sure to cite specific textual examples to support your assertions.

Essay Topic 3

A theme that runs as an undercurrent in Prince Caspian that is applicable to contemporary issues today is that of racism as particularly seen between the Telmarines and the Old Narnians. Using textual examples, discuss how C.S. Lewis establishes this theme and how it is relate-able to racism as seen in popular culture today.

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