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 contained in the bundle, as described in Chapter 3?

2. How many steps go down to the treasure room in the ruins?

3. What does Lucy take from the treasure room in Chapter 2?

4. Why do Prince Caspian and his tutor return to their beds after only a short midnight lesson in Chapter 4?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 3, why is the Dwarf initially apprehensive about the island, woods, and ruins?

2. Describe the appearance of the Dwarf, as described in Chapter 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In Chapter 4, in what ways does Doctor Cornelius foresee Prince Caspian helping the Old Narnians?

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

Throughout Prince Caspian, several characters go through a rapid growth and maturing process due to the experiences they undergo. Using at least two specific examples from the text, discuss how Lewis illustrates this growth and maturing process and how it is central to the overarching theme of the novel.

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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