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. Why do the children decide to leave the treasure room in Chapter 2?

2. What is the first clue the children find on the island that leads them to believe it was once inhabited?

3. What is contained in the bundle, as described in Chapter 3?

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

5. In Chapter 4, what astronomical event does Caspian's tutor plan a midnight lesson around?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe the appearance of the soldiers in Chapter 3.

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

10. In Chapter 1, which Pevensie child tries to persuade the others to save their sandwiches and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the importance of setting within Prince Caspian. Make sure to discuss at least three different settings and how the descriptions of those settings are integral in the development of the themes and characters.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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