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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 place the children are going to is inhabited by __________, according to their new companion.

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

3. Who do the owls think would stop the children, if the plan was discovered?

4. Puddleglum is _______ as Eustace and Jill prepare to meet the king and queen.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. When a talking owl greets them, Jill tells the owl why they are there, which is news to Eustace since she has not told him yet. Eustace asks where they are and the owl answers they are in Cair Paravel and that it was King Caspian who has just left. Why does that news upset Jill?

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. Why do you think Eustace is afraid that the owls are against Caspian?

7. Why do the owls have to secretly meet to try to save the prince?

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

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

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

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

Bullying is a key theme of the book.

Part 1:

Explain what makes the queen of the underworld a bully.

Part 2:

Explain what makes the giants at the house of Harfang bullies.

Part 3:

Explain how you would deal with a bully in your own life and whether or not your opinion on that was changed by reading the book. If so, in what ways? Use examples from the book to back up your answers.

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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