Till We Have Faces Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What thoughts has Orual repeated about the gods throughout the story?

2. Orual is comforted by the fire and food at her camp with Bardia. Why?

3. Orual describes Psyche's youth as her own "best times" for which reason?

4. When does Orual first understand that she is ugly?

5. Orual's comparison of the Priest to a vulture foreshadows

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Orual hope to use Trunia and Redival to bring peace to Glome and Phars?

2. How is Orual persuaded not to kill herself?

3. Why does the Fox suggest that Orual needs a dose of hellebore too?

4. Why do Orual and the Fox sense misfortune for Psyche?

5. How does Bardia hurt Orual's feelings?

6. How are people's attitudes changing toward Psyche?

7. The Fox has taught Orual and Psyche to believe what about the people they will encounter daily?

8. What has prepared Orual to rule as queen of Glome?

9. What kind of relationship does Orual have with her father?

10. What complaints does Orual make of the Gods during her trial?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following thematic elements, and discuss why you think it is the most important in the text:

1) Logic vs. Faith

2) Ugliness vs. Beauty

3) Sacrifice

4) Power

5) Truth

Essay Topic 2

Consider Till We Have Faces as an allegory and answer the following questions in your essay:

1) How does Lewis use the myth of Cupid and Psyche to communicate his theme(s)?

2) What do the key elements of this allegory (characters, symbols, imagery, allusions, for example) have to do with Lewis' message(s)?

Essay Topic 3

An Arab proverb explains, "Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time." Consider the role of love, hatred, and jealousy in Till We Have Faces. How does each emotion shape the characters and drive the plot? Then write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify the Arab proverb as it applies to Lewis' book.

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