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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. Jill dresses while the owl gets Eustace and then she rides on his back to a what?

2. What is the stranger's name?

3. The children are taken on a long flight with the owls and are put inside what?

4. The lion moves away, leaving whom to mourn Eustace?

5. One day, Drinian accompanied the prince and discovered that a __________ was visiting him.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jill learn the lion's identity?

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

3. What do you think is the symbolism behind Puddleglum's name?

4. If you were Jill, how would you handle the confrontation with the school bullies?

5. Do you agree that the owls should secretly help Jill and Eustace to rescue the prince?

6. What are Jill's four tasks that are set out by Aslan?

7. Describe the giants' attitudes towards the children, in chapter 8, and what it could mean.

8. Jill is upset that she didn't notice the signs the day before. Do you think Jill is justified in being mad at herself for missing the signs?

9. When the travelers reach a bridge made by giants that runs across a deep precipice, Puddleglum is reluctant to use it because he is afraid it might be an enchanted bridge and it might disappear while they are only half across. Based on what is already known about the giants at that point, do you think Puddleglum's fear was valid?

10. Explain how and why the lights of the House of Harfang distract the children.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using at least three examples from the book, explain how the author, C.S. Lewis, tries using changes in setting to change the entire mood of the book. Also, explain whether or not you feel that those changes in mood were accomplished successfully. Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Prince Rilian is kidnapped and put under a spell when he goes to seek vengeance against the serpent.

Part 1:

Explain what you think vengeance is. Also, do you think seeking vengeance is ever worth it? Why or why not?

Part 2:

Why does Rilian feel that it's necessary to seek vengeance and what lesson does C.S. Lewis try to teach about vengeance by having Rilian imprisoned by the evil queen?

Part 3:

Do you feel that it was right for Rilian and his friends to kill the queen? Why or why not? Also, what might a good alternative to killing the queen have been?

Essay Topic 3

The only two characters present throughout the entire book are Eustace and Jill. Of the two characters, Eustace and Jill, which was your favorite at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the book and why? Did your choice change, as the book progressed? Why or why not? Also, in what ways do you think both characters improved over times and in what ways would you improve upon them, if you could?

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