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 do the children eat for dinner on their first night on the island?

2. Who jumps into the water to recover the boat, after the soldiers abandon it in Chapter 3?

3. What type of animal is Patterwig?

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

5. What instruments does Prince Caspian learn to play in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A theme that runs as an undercurrent in Prince Caspian that is applicable to contemporary issues today is that of racism as particularly seen between the Telmarines and the Old Narnians. Using textual examples, discuss how C.S. Lewis establishes this theme and how it is relate-able to racism as seen in popular culture today.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout Prince Caspian, there are several journeys made by different characters. Discuss at least two specific journeys and how they could be viewed as extended metaphors for character development of the characters who undertake these journeys.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout Prince Caspian, C.S. Lewis uses scenic imagery and descriptions of physical places in Narnia as a metaphor for the plot and character development. Give three specific examples of these metaphors and how they relate to specific actions in the plot and/or development of a specific character. Discuss why or why not these metaphors are effective as literary tools augmenting the general action.

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