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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. Which member of the traveling party in Chapter 9 is most skeptical about the sighting of Aslan?
2. Who steers the boat as the Pevensies and Trumpkin head for Glasswater Creek?
3. When Lucy wakes up Peter in Chapter 10, how does he respond?
4. Who is the victor of the fencing battle in Chapter 8?
5. What does the Trumpkin's nickname acronym D.L.F. stand for?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Peter say to Aslan in Chapter 11, once he is able to see him?
2. How come Susan does not enjoy her archery match against Trumpkin in Chapter 8?
3. Why is Edmund an adept fencer when he faces Trumpkin in Chapter 8?
4. In Chapter 11, after Aslan gives a mighty roar what happens?
5. Describe the great ship, Splendor Hyaline that Susan and Lucy reminisce about in Chapter 8.
6. Why is Nikabrik initially prejudice against Doctor Cornelius?
7. As Caspian awaits the council at Dancing Lawn in Chapter 7, how is his daily life different from what he is accustomed to at Miraz's castle?
8. As Edmund and Peter travel into the mound, what is thought provoking about the carvings on the walls?
9. Describe the Hag who attends the council with Nikabrik and Caspian in Chapter 12.
10. Describe Aslan's How as it is related in Chapter 7.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One recurrent theme in Prince Caspian is that of respect and reverence for authority figures such as Aslan, Miraz, the White Witch and the Pevensies. Using specific textual examples, compare and contrast at least two approaches or attitudes toward respect and reverence as demonstrated by specific characters. Discuss what, if any, overarching message C.S. Lewis is conveying about the importance or unimportance of respect and reverence.
Essay Topic 2
In Prince Caspian, Aslan serves as an archetypal savior character. Using specific example from the text identify how C.S. Lewis connotes the Savior archetype. Is it an effective connotation, why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
C.S. Lewis designated his work, Prince Caspian along with all the other books in his Chronicles of Narnia series as being children's literature, however, the novel is full of powerful themes and inferences that are pertinent in contemporary society leading the novel to be read and studied by people of all ages. Discuss how Lewis simultaneously introduces advanced themes while maintaining a plot that would be assessable to a child. Give specific examples of literary devices and tools employed throughout the book enabling the novel to function on several levels.
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