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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. Why are the Pevensie children at the train station in Chapter 1?
2. In Chapter 3, what reason does the author interject for giving his own version of Prince Caspian's story rather than the Dwarf's version?
3. What race is Trufflehunter?
4. After they procure the boat from the soldiers, how do the children get breakfast?
5. As it begins to get dark on their first night on the island, what do the children do first to prepare for night?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the difference between a Black Dwarf and a Red Dwarf?
2. What character trait are badgers known for, as described by Trufflehunter in Chapter 5?
3. How have Doctor Cornelius's ancestors survived the rule of the Telmarines?
4. Describe the Pevensie children's first impression of the castle ruins on the island.
5. In Chapter 3, why is the Dwarf initially apprehensive about the island, woods, and ruins?
6. Why is Glenstorm so sure that Caspian's coming signals a war between the Narnians and the Telmarines?
7. Why is Susan's horn not in the treasure room in Chapter 2?
8. Why is Susan sad after they find the chessman in the castle ruins?
9. In Chapter 4, in what ways does Doctor Cornelius foresee Prince Caspian helping the Old Narnians?
10. In Chapter 1, which Pevensie child tries to persuade the others to save their sandwiches and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
In Prince Caspian, Aslan serves as an archetypal savior character. Using specific example from the text identify how C.S. Lewis connotes the Savior archetype. Is it an effective connotation, why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
In Prince Caspian, much focus is given to the issue of right versus wrong. Using specific characters and situations, discuss how Lewis highlights this dichotomy and specifically how the idea of right versus wrong relates to good versus evil.
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