The Amber Spyglass Test | 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. Who does Ama go to in order to try and help Mrs. Coulter's daughter?

2. What do the ghost children say is something that no one ever forgets?

3. What causes Mrs. Coulter to drop her weapon?

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

5. What does Mary say she will need to do in order to observer the Dust or Sraf?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the scene where Brother Louis comes to take away Mrs. Coulter's necklace.

2. What does Tialys say when Lee and John ask him if he will live long enough to see the world again?

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

4. What is the dilemma that Will faces when he learns that he must destroy the knife in Chapter 37?

5. What happens at the end of Chapter 16 after Mrs. Coulter is shown the intention craft?

6. Describe the scene in which Ama asks Mrs. Coulter if she has an evil spirit with her.

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

8. What do Will and Lyra decide to do once a year in order to feel that they are still close to each other?

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 is Father MacPhail's response when he enters Mrs. Coulter's room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

THE AMBER SPYGLASS is the third book in the series.

1) Is it necessary to have read the other books to understand this one?

2) What are some of the plots that are unanswered in the story?

3) Does it add or detract from the book to have a plot or subplot left open.

Essay Topic 2

There is a lot of reference to the Bible in the story.

1) Why did the author choose to focus on the bible as a basis for his story line?

2) How does it change the story to have it based on the Bible theme? How would it have been different if there had been no mention of Eve, God or Enoch?

3) Does the book seem to aim the reader at an anti-God feeling? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Will is forced to take care of his mother.

1) Given Will's age what does it say that he tries so hard to take care of his mother?

2) Why is Will so frightened of going to live in a home? Of his mother going to an institution?

3) Was Will's role with his mother crucial to the story? Explain.

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