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 1, what does Lucy propose the children do for their second meal on the island?

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

3. In Chapter 2, how do the children open the door they find in the castle ruins?

4. What type of animal is Patterwig?

5. What is the name of the castle the children remember from when they were Kings and Queens of Narnia?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why are the Telmarines afraid of the sea?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Honor and "gentlemanly" or chivalrous behavior is one of the themes highlighted in Prince Caspian. Discuss how the characters of Peter and Miraz illustrate the dichotomy what is honorable behavior and what is not throughout the novel. Use specific textual examples to illustrate the characters' views of honor as exhibited by their statements and actions. Based on these two example, does C. S. Lewis create an overarching definition of what honor is?

Essay Topic 2

In Prince Caspian, Lewis utilizes the popular mythical figure of Bacchus as an important character in the end of the novel. Discuss how the myths of Bacchus as established in literature at large affect how his character is viewed in the book. Identify and discuss any inferences Lewis makes in the book to Bacchus's persona outside of the novel and what affect those inferences have upon the story.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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