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. When Caspian awakens in Chapter 5, what does Nikabrik want to do to him?

3. In Chapter 1, when the children feel as though they are being pulled, what do they do?

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

5. At the end of Chapter 5, what do Nikabrik, Trumpkin and Trufflehunter decide to do with Caspian?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the appearance of the soldiers in Chapter 3.

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

3. What character trait are badgers known for, as described by Trufflehunter in Chapter 5?

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

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

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

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

8. In the beginning of Chapter 1, why are all of the Pevensie children feeling gloomy?

9. Why is Glenstorm so sure that Caspian's coming signals a war between the Narnians and the Telmarines?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Discuss the importance of setting within Prince Caspian. Make sure to discuss at least three different settings and how the descriptions of those settings are integral in the development of the themes and characters.

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