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 travelers walk for several weeks, killing ______ for food and sleeping on the ground.

2. What is the name of the king who has just left?

3. After another good cry, when the lion leaves, Jill wonders around where, exploring her surroundings?

4. Jill and her companions make good time, but are afraid the giants will refuse to let them in if they do what?

5. After passing through the door, Jill and Eustace are on a tall mountain standing near what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In the distance is a great red light that all the creatures seem to be heading toward. What could that mean?

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

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

5. Explain how faith plays a role in chapter 11.

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

7. Explain how the book's title applies to chapter 11.

8. Explain how Aslan is symbolic of Christianity.

9. Jill refuses to explore very far in the trench, so Eustace jumps into the trench to find out for himself. How is that similar to or different from when the two were standing on the cliff at the start of the book?

10. What is the symbolism behind the falling buildings?

Essay 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

Explain how the theme of following rules is running throughout the book. Cite two examples of rules not being followed and two examples of rules being followed. Also, state whether or not you agree or disagree with those rules and why. Note: The rules can be rules set by certain characters or they can be generally understood rules of man, such as how there is an understood rule of humanity that people shouldn't hurt each other.

Essay Topic 3

Choose the character from the following list that you feel is least necessary and explain why. Also, explain how the book would be different if that character was not present. Use at least two examples from the book to back yourself up.

1. Glimfeather

2. Puddleglum

3. Eustace

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