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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 servant returns and says they are wanted in the what?

2. 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?

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

4. Where is Jill crying at the beginning of the book?

5. ustace asks where they are and the creature answers they are in Cair what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What problem does Puddleglum have that makes meeting the king and queen of the giants difficult and how did that problem occur?

5. Explain how chapter 15 is the end of the main plot, even though it isn't the final chapter.

6. Explain the scene when a light is lit, at the start of chapter ten, after the children hear the mysterious voice.

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

8. The knight warns Jill and her companions that he will beg them to let him go free, but if they do he will turn into a serpent and kill them all. What is the significance of that statement by the knight to the children?

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

10. Do you feel that Jill has changed by chapter fifteen and, if so, in what ways.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Near the end of the book, Aslan goes to the real world to help Jill with her bully problem.

Part 1:

Do you think it was necessary for Aslan to help Jill at the end of the book or do you think Jill had evolved enough to help herself? Use examples from the book to back yourself up.

Part 2:

If you were Jill, do you feel that you would have preferred to confront the bullies without Aslan? Why or why not? Would you have preferred to have help from someone other than Aslan? Why or why not?

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