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. Why does the Dwarf agree to tell his story before the children relate their story in Chapter 3?

2. As Prince Caspian rides away from the castle in Chapter 5, what sight does he see?

3. What land are Caspian's ancestors native of?

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

5. What instruments does Prince Caspian learn to play 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. In Chapter 4, in what ways does Doctor Cornelius foresee Prince Caspian helping the Old Narnians?

3. Why are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

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

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

8. In Chapter 6, for what reason does Trufflehunter suppose that the Trees have gone into a deep sleep?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In many ways, King Miraz serves as the character foil to Caspian. Use specific examples from the book to illustrate how their characterizations are in antithesis to each other and how these characterizations are strengthened when shown in contrast with each other.

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

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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