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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. What attacks the Gallivespians when they approach the door?

2. What does Roger try but fail to do when he sees Lyra?

3. What does Lyra tell Roger that she now believes is her destiny?

4. What does Lyra and Will tell the Gallivespians that they must do before they go to Lord Asriel?

5. What makes it hard to communicate with the ghosts?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mary tell Lyra and Will about why she quit being a nun?

2. What does Lee Scorseby and John Parry instruct Will to do in order to save Lyra?

3. What happens in Chapter 13 when Will and Lyra are first introduced to the Gallivespian spies and they tell Will and Lyra that they have to go to Lord Asriel?

4. Describe the scene in Chapter 37 when Pan and Kirjava tells Lyra and Will that they must close up all the windows.

5. Describe the scene in Chapter 22 where the ghost children begin talking to Lyra and Will about their daemons.

6. When Mary shows Serafina the amber spyglass and Serafina sees the Dust how does Mary explain how it happened to settle on Will and Lyra?

7. Explain the scene that happens between Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel in the end of chapter twenty-eight.

8. What does the alethiometer say in Chapter 14 when Lyra asks it about the knife's intentions?

9. In Chapter 18 what is seen and what does Will tell Lyra about his thoughts and the reason the knife broke in the first place?

10. What does Metatron see when he looks at Mrs. Coulter?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Will and Lyra had shared many things.

1) Did it add anything to the story to know that Will and Lyra were both witches? Explain the importance of this information.

2) Why did Lyra and Will have to part at the end of the story?

3) Is it possible that they are ever able to find a way to be together? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 2

What role did the witches play in the story? What did it signify that Will and Lyra were now part of their clan. Mary was never told that she was a witch but Serafina Pekkala did tell her that she had a sister and showed Mary how to see her daemon. What does this indicate to the reader about Mary? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Father Gomez didn't want to hurt Will.

1) Explain why he was alright with hurting Lyra but not Will.

2) What did it reveal to the reader about Father Gomez that he had been asking forgiveness for killing Lyra long before he had done it so that he would be absolved of the sin?

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