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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 11, why does Susan believe she cannot see Aslan?
2. Why don't the children and Trumpkin build a fire when they reach the shore at Glasswater creek?
3. As the Pevensies and Trumpkin descend a steep trail down to the gorge in Chapter 11, which member complains the most?
4. In Chapter 9, which member of the party is reduced to tears over the direction they have decided to proceed?
5. In Chapter 7, where do the Narnians decide to go with Miraz following after them?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are some of the reasons that Trumpkin disbelieves Lucy's sighting of Aslan in Chapter 9?
2. In Chapter 10, what reason does Aslan give Lucy for showing himself to just her first rather than making a triumphant entrance to everyone the way he did during Lucy's last sojourn in Narnia?
3. Describe the great ship, Splendor Hyaline that Susan and Lucy reminisce about in Chapter 8.
4. Describe the Hag who attends the council with Nikabrik and Caspian in Chapter 12.
5. How come Susan does not enjoy her archery match against Trumpkin in Chapter 8?
6. Describe the terrain the Pevensies and Trumpkin travel over near the gorge of the Rush in Chapter 10?
7. What does Peter say to Aslan in Chapter 11, once he is able to see him?
8. In Chapter 11, after Aslan gives a mighty roar what happens?
9. Why is Nikabrik initially prejudice against Doctor Cornelius?
10. Why do the Narnians decide to go to Aslan's How in Chapter 7?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
Throughout the novel, C.S. Lewis sets forth several conflicting views of allegiance. Compare and contrast the specific view on the purpose and importance of allegiance as demonstrated by one of the following character pairings:
a) Nikabrik and Trumpkin
b) King Miraz and King Caspian
c) Peter and Lord Glozelle
Give specific textual information on how these characters exhibit and come to these views. Also in the conclusion, address whether or not you feel that C.S. Lewis is purporting one view of allegiance as being correct or true.
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