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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. In Chapter 6, what is the first clue to tell Caspian of the approach of Fauns?
2. What is the name of Peter's sword?
3. What does Susan take from the treasure room in Chapter 2?
4. As Prince Caspian rides away from the castle in Chapter 5, what sight does he see?
5. What injuries do the Pevensie children sustain while eating their breakfast in Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the appearance of Doctor Cornelius as given in Chapter 4.
2. How is the bridge of Beruna destroyed?
3. In Chapter 6, for what reason does Trufflehunter suppose that the Trees have gone into a deep sleep?
4. Describe the great ship, Splendor Hyaline that Susan and Lucy reminisce about in Chapter 8.
5. Describe Aslan's How as it is related in Chapter 7.
6. In Chapter 14, what does Bacchus serve the old woman from the cottage for breakfast?
7. What are the first words Aslan speaks to Edmund?
8. What possible explanation does Trumpkin give for Peter's lack of recognition of the landscape on their journey in Chapter 9?
9. As the Dwarf begins his story in Chapter 3, why are the Pevensie children confused?
10. Following the tussle in the Chapter 12 where Nikabrik and his companions attack Caspian, what is Caspian's opinion of Nikabrik?
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
Discuss the dramatic structure of Prince Caspian. Use textual evidence to designate the expository, rising action, the climax, falling action and the denouement.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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