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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. There is a ________, making it hard for the children and Puddleglum to see very far in front of them.

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

3. When they reach an area that is more flat, Jill wanders up ahead and falls into what?

4. The children fall asleep and wake up in the morning to go looking for who?

5. Jill asks Eustace if he recognizes any of the people and he says he does not despite the fact that whose signs say he will?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Puddleglum's reaction to meeting the lady and the knight and what it means to the children.

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

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

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

5. Describe how the mood of the novel changes, as chapter six goes on.

6. 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?

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. How did Jill's attitude on the cliff backfire on her? What is that incident meant to show?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Part 1:

Using at least four detailed examples from the book, explain how Jill's attitude changed and what lessons she learned, as the book progressed.

Part 2:

How do you think Jill would deal with new bullies in the future, if the book continued beyond where it ends?

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