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. In Chapter 6, how many of his people does Reepicheep pledge in service to Caspian?

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

3. What happened to all of the great lords who had known Prince Caspian's father, after the Queen died?

4. What is Prince Caspian's tutor's name?

5. Who is the first person to identify the ruins they have found on the island?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. As the Dwarf begins his story in Chapter 3, why are the Pevensie children confused?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is C.S. Lewis's writing style? Discuss both the mechanical aspect of his writing and his "voice" throughout the novel. Make sure to discuss the literary tools and devices he relies on most and what specific parts of the text reflect his voice.

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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