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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. Where is Jill crying at the beginning of the book?

2. When Jill wants to go on an adventure, who calls Aslan?

3. The children are taken to Trumpkin, who is what?

4. The lady says they should tell the gentle giants there that she has sent them for what Feast?

5. The stranger instantly apologizes for their inability to do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Puddleglum's participation in the mission to rescue the prince ironic?

2. Briefly describe the confrontation between Jill and the lion at the water, before Jill drinks.

3. What do the children see out Jill's window, when they're staying with the giants?

4. How did Jill's attitude on the cliff backfire on her? What is that incident meant to show?

5. Describe Puddleglum's reaction to meeting the lady and the knight and what it means to the children.

6. At first Jill thinks that Eustace might be on the side of the bullies. Eustace tells Jill that he is different since a strange adventure he went on with his cousins. Do you think, in real life, that bullies can be changed by having a certain experience?

7. Describe the scene, as Jill and Eustace are reunited at the harbor.

8. Do you really think Jill was mad at Eustace for not recognizing Caspian and, if so, do you think Jill was right to be mad at Eustace?

9. After going through the garden door, Jill and Eustace are on a tall mountain standing near a cliff. Jill tries to show off by standing as close to the edge as she dare. Why do you think Jill tried to show off on the cliff?

10. Why did the children feel they had to sneak away from the giants?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Aslan, the king of the giants, King Caspian and the queen of the underworld are all leaders of a sort.

Part 1:

Explain how each of the above characters governs their lands and what the results are.

Part 2:

Compare and contrast each of the above characters. Which are similar to each other and which are different? In what ways?

Part 3:

Use examples from the book to explain which of the above characters is your favorite and why.

Essay Topic 2

Part 1:

Describe, in detail, four lessons that you feel the book as a whole tries to teach. Use several examples from the book to back up your choices.

Part 2:

Of the four lessons that you chose, pick the two that you feel are most important. Explain why you think those lessons are most important and how you feel you can apply them to real life. Use at least two real life scenarios to back up your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Besides Jill's school, there are three main settings in the story, Narnia, the land of giants and the underworld (underland). Answer the following questions about each of the three settings:

1. What do you feel each setting represents?

2. In what ways do the settings reflect the people who live there and the events that take place there?

3. Is each setting good, evil or neutral? Does any setting change, in terms of goodness or evilness, as the story progresses? If so, in what ways?

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