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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 the middle of the ruins are the words ________.

2. When Jill asks if they might attend the feast, what do the giants do?

3. Aslan blows Jill away and she lands in Narnia next to whom?

4. The children can see the top of the flat hill where they crossed the night before. It is clearly the ruins of a city of what?

5. Jill and Eustace must find the ruined city of ancient what?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What happened to the queen and what affect did it have on the prince, according to the owls?

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

4. 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?

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

6. What problem does Puddleglum have that makes meeting the king and queen of the giants difficult and how did that problem occur?

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

8. What strange advice does the lady with the knight give the travelers?

9. Describe the initial meeting between the children and the stranger at the hut.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Answer the following questions about the character of Aslan:

What does Aslan represent in the story?

What are Aslan's motivations in the story?

What major things in the story would be different, if Aslan were not present?

Essay Topic 3

Near the end of the book, Aslan goes to the real world to help Jill with her bully problem.

Part 1:

Do you think it was necessary for Aslan to help Jill at the end of the book or do you think Jill had evolved enough to help herself? Use examples from the book to back yourself up.

Part 2:

If you were Jill, do you feel that you would have preferred to confront the bullies without Aslan? Why or why not? Would you have preferred to have help from someone other than Aslan? Why or why not?

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