The Silver Chair Test | Final 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 children and Puddleglum fall off a _______, but are surprisingly uninjured.

2. After a little while everything is in what?

3. Eustace and Puddleglum, after convincing from Jill, do what to the knight?

4. After a long time they come to a sea of sorts and a ______.

5. A moment after they hear the signal of the party's return, Puddleglum orders them to ______.

Short Essay Questions

1. What big event in chapter nine was foreshadowed in previous chapters and how?

2. What does the long journey to see the queen seem to indicate about the travelers' mission?

3. How is Jill's bully problem finally resolved?

4. 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?

5. Explain how events in chapter 9 are connected tot he lady at the bridge and what that could mean.

6. What is the symbolism behind the falling buildings?

7. The prince feels justified in killing the evil queen. Do you agree?

8. Explain what happens at the start of chapter thirteen.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Answer the following questions about Eustace using examples from the book to back up your answers:

1. What is Eustace's role in the story?

2. Do you think Eustace is a necessary character to the story? Why or why not?

3. How do you think the story would be changed if Eustace were not present? Discuss at least two parts of the book that would be altered by his absence

Essay Topic 2

Prince Rilian is kidnapped and put under a spell when he goes to seek vengeance against the serpent.

Part 1:

Explain what you think vengeance is. Also, do you think seeking vengeance is ever worth it? Why or why not?

Part 2:

Why does Rilian feel that it's necessary to seek vengeance and what lesson does C.S. Lewis try to teach about vengeance by having Rilian imprisoned by the evil queen?

Part 3:

Do you feel that it was right for Rilian and his friends to kill the queen? Why or why not? Also, what might a good alternative to killing the queen have been?

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?

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