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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 Caspian's horse's name?

2. After they procure the boat from the soldiers, how do the children get breakfast?

3. What land are Caspian's ancestors native of?

4. What race is Trufflehunter?

5. In Chapter 6, how many of his people does Reepicheep pledge in service to Caspian?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the appearance of the soldiers in Chapter 3.

2. In Chapter 6, for what reason does Trufflehunter suppose that the Trees have gone into a deep sleep?

3. In Chapter 1, which Pevensie child tries to persuade the others to save their sandwiches and why?

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

5. Describe the appearance of the Dwarf, as described in Chapter 3.

6. How have Doctor Cornelius's ancestors survived the rule of the Telmarines?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

C.S. Lewis designated his work, Prince Caspian along with all the other books in his Chronicles of Narnia series as being children's literature, however, the novel is full of powerful themes and inferences that are pertinent in contemporary society leading the novel to be read and studied by people of all ages. Discuss how Lewis simultaneously introduces advanced themes while maintaining a plot that would be assessable to a child. Give specific examples of literary devices and tools employed throughout the book enabling the novel to function on several levels.

Essay Topic 2

One of the strongest literary tools employed by Lewis in Prince Caspian is foreshadowing. Give examples of where Lewis has employed foreshadowing and discuss in detail how this use of foreshadowing furthered the plot, developed character, or strengthened a theme.

Essay Topic 3

One recurrent theme in Prince Caspian is that of respect and reverence for authority figures such as Aslan, Miraz, the White Witch and the Pevensies. Using specific textual examples, compare and contrast at least two approaches or attitudes toward respect and reverence as demonstrated by specific characters. Discuss what, if any, overarching message C.S. Lewis is conveying about the importance or unimportance of respect and reverence.

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