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 Pevensie children is a prize winning swimmer?

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

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

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

5. What service does Patterwig perform for Caspian, Trufflehunter and the Dwarfs in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

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

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 are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

5. In Chapter 1, which Pevensie child tries to persuade the others to save their sandwiches and why?

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

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

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

9. How have Doctor Cornelius's ancestors survived the rule of the Telmarines?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the strongest literary tools employed by Lewis in Prince Caspian is foreshadowing. Give examples of where Lewis has employed foreshadowing and discuss in detail how this use of foreshadowing furthered the plot, developed character, or strengthened a theme.

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

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.

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