The Silver Chair Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 lady says they should tell the gentle giants there that she has sent them for what Feast?

2. The irritability causes Jill to do what?

3. When they reach a giant's bridge across a deep precipice, Puddleglum is reluctant to use it because he is afraid it might be ________.

4. Jill and Eustace have landed in a field close to a harbor beside a large what?

5. Jill is upset because it is clearly whom that Eustace was supposed to talk to and now he has missed his opportunity?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the process of breaking the queen's enchantment attempt symbolic?

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

4. As the creatures take the travelers to the queen, they begin their march through a tiny crack that Jill is afraid to enter. How has Jill's attitude changed, since the start of the book?

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

6. In chapter 5, the children are taken on a long flight with the owls and are put inside a hut where they instantly fall to sleep. Do you think that it was right for the children to trust the owls and, if so, do you think the owls betrayed that trust by leaving the children alone in the strange hut?

7. How does the discussion with the knight cause the children to lose faith in Aslan a bit and do you agree with their loss of faith?

8. Why are Puddleglum and Eustace upset about eating venison, in chapter 9, and why is Jill not upset? Whose reaction do you agree with and why?

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

10. How did Rilian's indecision affect the outcome of chapter 14.

Essay 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

Part 1:

Describe, in detail, four lessons that you feel the book as a whole tries to teach. Use several examples from the book to back up your choices.

Part 2:

Of the four lessons that you chose, pick the two that you feel are most important. Explain why you think those lessons are most important and how you feel you can apply them to real life. Use at least two real life scenarios to back up your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Besides Jill's school, there are three main settings in the story, Narnia, the land of giants and the underworld (underland). Answer the following questions about each of the three settings:

1. What do you feel each setting represents?

2. In what ways do the settings reflect the people who live there and the events that take place there?

3. Is each setting good, evil or neutral? Does any setting change, in terms of goodness or evilness, as the story progresses? If so, in what ways?

(see the answer keys)

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