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. Who speaks to the king and queen at Eustace's suggestion?

2. The children spotted a ________ when they saw the lights in the distance.

3. The irritability causes Jill to do what?

4. Jill would like to drink except what is sitting there and Jill is afraid?

5. The children find a funny looking creature that is some sort of mix between a ________ and a man.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. Do you agree that the owls should secretly help Jill and Eustace to rescue the prince?

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose three objects or characters from the book that you feel are symbolic of a real life concept or thing. Then, using at least two examples from the book and at least two from real life per choice, explain your choices.

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

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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