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

2. The children want to go to Harfang, but they change their direction when they see what in the distance?

3. Where is the door found that Jill and Eustace go through?

4. They must sneak out since it would be rude to leave before the _______.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how chapter 15 is the end of the main plot, even though it isn't the final chapter.

2. 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?

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

4. What does the lion seem to represent to Jill, at the start of chapter two, and why?

5. Explain what happens at the start of chapter thirteen.

6. Do you feel that Jill has changed by chapter fifteen and, if so, in what ways.

7. What things are foreshadowed in the chapter?

8. Explain how the theme of bullies is touched on, in chapter 14.

9. Explain how events in chapter 9 are connected tot he lady at the bridge and what that could mean.

10. Do you think the queen will keep her promise to marry the knight? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Many people view the Chronicles of Narnia series, which The Silver Chair is a part of, as an interpretation of certain aspects of Christianity. Describe,in detail, three parts of the book that mirror stories from the Christian religion. For example, how does Caspian's rebirth at the end of the novel mirror the religion? Also, what part of Christianity might Aslan represent and why?

Essay Topic 3

Using several examples from the book, explain how going to Narnia helped Jill. Also, explain how Jill's presence in Narnia changed the course of events. What might have happened if Eustace and Puddleglum had gone on their adventure without Jill?

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