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

2. The next morning after breakfast, the nurse brings all of the companions together in whose room?

3. Who falls off a cliff?

4. The children want to go to Harfang, but they change their direction when they see what in the distance?

5. Puddleglum is reluctant to take this advice and thinks there is something wrong with the knight since he did not do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Briefly describe the confrontation between Jill and the lion at the water, before Jill drinks.

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

4. Explain how and why the lights of the House of Harfang distract the children.

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. What are Jill's four tasks that are set out by Aslan?

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

Explain how the theme of following rules is running throughout the book. Cite two examples of rules not being followed and two examples of rules being followed. Also, state whether or not you agree or disagree with those rules and why. Note: The rules can be rules set by certain characters or they can be generally understood rules of man, such as how there is an understood rule of humanity that people shouldn't hurt each other.

Essay Topic 3

Choose the character from the following list that you feel is least necessary and explain why. Also, explain how the book would be different if that character was not present. Use at least two examples from the book to back yourself up.

1. Glimfeather

2. Puddleglum

3. Eustace

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