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. What is the name of the castle the children remember from when they were Kings and Queens of Narnia?

2. In Chapter 3, why is the Dwarf initially uneasy in the castle ruins?

3. Who is the first person to identify the ruins they have found on the island?

4. What gifts do the Seven Brothers of Shuddering Wood give Caspian in Chapter 6?

5. What are Naiads?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

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

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

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

10. Why does Trufflehunter believe it is appropriate for Prince Caspian to become King over Narnia?

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

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 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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