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. When Prince Caspian was a very young child, who was his favorite person?

2. What is the first clue the children find on the island that leads them to believe it was once inhabited?

3. What are Naiads?

4. Why do Prince Caspian and his tutor return to their beds after only a short midnight lesson in Chapter 4?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the treasure room as the Pevensie children find it in Chapter 2.

2. Why do Lord Glozelle and Lord Sopespian want Miraz to accept Peter's challenge?

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

4. In Chapter 11, after Aslan gives a mighty roar what happens?

5. As Caspian awaits the council at Dancing Lawn in Chapter 7, how is his daily life different from what he is accustomed to at Miraz's castle?

6. What do the Pevensie children find to the worst part of sleeping out of doors in Chapter 3?

7. How do Reepicheep and the other mice contribute to the battle in Chapter 14?

8. What magical power is attributed to Susan's horn?

9. What tactics do Lord Glozelle and Lord Sopespian employ to convince Miraz to accept Peter's challenge in Chapter 13?

10. As Edmund and Peter travel into the mound, what is thought provoking about the carvings on the walls?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the dramatic structure of Prince Caspian. Use textual evidence to designate the expository, rising action, the climax, falling action and the denouement.

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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