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

2. After they procure the boat from the soldiers, how do the children get breakfast?

3. What do gifts does Prince Caspian receive from his tutor in Chapter 5?

4. What do the Pevensie children do for drinking water when they first land on the island?

5. What causes Caspian to lose consciousness in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the first impression the children have of the island as described in Chapter 1.

5. Why are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

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

7. Why does Trufflehunter believe it is appropriate for Prince Caspian to become King over Narnia?

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Prince Caspian, much focus is given to the issue of right versus wrong. Using specific characters and situations, discuss how Lewis highlights this dichotomy and specifically how the idea of right versus wrong relates to good versus evil.

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