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. Which of the following names is not the name of a Faun listed in Chapter 6?

2. Why do the children decide to leave the treasure room in Chapter 2?

3. What is Caspian's horse's name?

4. How many steps go down to the treasure room in the ruins?

5. In Chapter 2, when the children discover ruins of a castle, what are their initial feelings toward it?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 4, in what ways does Doctor Cornelius foresee Prince Caspian helping the Old Narnians?

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

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

4. Why doesn't Trufflehunter want to let the Ogre and Hag know about Caspian and invite them to join their force in Chapter 6?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What character trait are badgers known for, as described by Trufflehunter in Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The theme of the pursuit of power is central to the novel, Prince Caspian. Many important characters are pursuing power, however, they are usually foiled in their attempts to attain this power. Meanwhile, other characters who are not intent upon achieving power, find that they end up with it. Using at least three character examples, illustrate how Lewis establishes a premise on the pursuit of power. Discuss how Lewis's view on the pursuit of power is relevant to today.

Essay Topic 3

What is C.S. Lewis's writing style? Discuss both the mechanical aspect of his writing and his "voice" throughout the novel. Make sure to discuss the literary tools and devices he relies on most and what specific parts of the text reflect his voice.

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