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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 happened to all of the great lords who had known Prince Caspian's father, after the Queen died?

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

3. What do the Pevensie children do for their first meal on the island?

4. In Chapter 1, what does Lucy propose the children do for their second meal on the island?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the difference between a Black Dwarf and a Red Dwarf?

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

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

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

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

10. Why is Susan's horn not in the treasure room in Chapter 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis utilizes a unique chapter structure to illustrate the ambiguity of time and how it is relative to different characters and different worlds. Using specific textual examples, illustrate how C.S. Lewis portrays this ambiguity and also how the characters themselves respond to this relativity of time as they are presented with the hazards it creates. For example, the Pevensies are lost in an area they were previously familiar with in Chapters 8 and 9 due to the effect of time upon the landscape. Identify any statement Lewis may be making on the importance or relativism of time throughout the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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