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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 causes Caspian to lose consciousness in Chapter 5?
2. In Chapter 1, when the children feel as though they are being pulled, what do they do?
3. How many sons does Glenstorm have?
4. What was the name of the chief mole when the Pevensie children planted the apple orchard during their reign in Narnia?
5. As it begins to get dark on their first night on the island, what do the children do first to prepare for night?
Short Essay Questions
1. What possible explanation does Trumpkin give for Peter's lack of recognition of the landscape on their journey in Chapter 9?
2. In the beginning of Chapter 1, why are all of the Pevensie children feeling gloomy?
3. Describe the Hag who attends the council with Nikabrik and Caspian in Chapter 12.
4. In Chapter 1, which Pevensie child tries to persuade the others to save their sandwiches and why?
5. As Edmund and Peter travel into the mound, what is thought provoking about the carvings on the walls?
6. What magical power is attributed to Susan's horn?
7. Why doesn't Trufflehunter want to let the Ogre and Hag know about Caspian and invite them to join their force in Chapter 6?
8. What tactics do Lord Glozelle and Lord Sopespian employ to convince Miraz to accept Peter's challenge in Chapter 13?
9. How does Susan feel when she can finally see Aslan in Chapter 11?
10. What are the first words Aslan speaks to Edmund?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Discuss the dramatic structure of Prince Caspian. Use textual evidence to designate the expository, rising action, the climax, falling action and the denouement.
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