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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. In Chapter 6, what is the first clue to tell Caspian of the approach of Fauns?

2. What is the name of Peter's sword?

3. What does Susan take from the treasure room in Chapter 2?

4. As Prince Caspian rides away from the castle in Chapter 5, what sight does he see?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the bridge of Beruna destroyed?

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

4. Describe the great ship, Splendor Hyaline that Susan and Lucy reminisce about in Chapter 8.

5. Describe Aslan's How as it is related in Chapter 7.

6. In Chapter 14, what does Bacchus serve the old woman from the cottage for breakfast?

7. What are the first words Aslan speaks to Edmund?

8. What possible explanation does Trumpkin give for Peter's lack of recognition of the landscape on their journey in Chapter 9?

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

10. Following the tussle in the Chapter 12 where Nikabrik and his companions attack Caspian, what is Caspian's opinion of Nikabrik?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, C.S. Lewis sets forth several conflicting views of allegiance. Compare and contrast the specific view on the purpose and importance of allegiance as demonstrated by one of the following character pairings:

a) Nikabrik and Trumpkin

b) King Miraz and King Caspian

c) Peter and Lord Glozelle

Give specific textual information on how these characters exhibit and come to these views. Also in the conclusion, address whether or not you feel that C.S. Lewis is purporting one view of allegiance as being correct or true.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis uses scenic imagery and descriptions of physical places in Narnia as a metaphor for the plot and character development. Give three specific examples of these metaphors and how they relate to specific actions in the plot and/or development of a specific character. Discuss why or why not these metaphors are effective as literary tools augmenting the general action.

Essay Topic 3

In Prince Caspian, Lewis utilizes the popular mythical figure of Bacchus as an important character in the end of the novel. Discuss how the myths of Bacchus as established in literature at large affect how his character is viewed in the book. Identify and discuss any inferences Lewis makes in the book to Bacchus's persona outside of the novel and what affect those inferences have upon the story.

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