Till We Have Faces 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. The citizens of Glome believe in which gods?

2. What does Orual mean by the "reek of holiness" that has overtaken the palace?

3. Psyche believes the gods may not truly be cruel because. . .

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

5. When Orual grows angry at Psyche's attitude, Psyche responds by

Short Essay Questions

1. In this chapter, what is the source of conflict between Orual and Psyche?

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

3. Orual claims she writes her book for what reason?

4. What conflict comes between Orual and the Fox?

5. Why does Orual focus on the most fearful possibilities for Psyche's death rather than encouraging her?

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

7. Describe the story of Istra.

8. How does Orual feel about the ceremony of the House of Ungit?

9. What is Orual's plan to defeat Argan and rescue Phars?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you examine Lewis' choice to use the first person point of view in writing Till We Have Faces. Why might he have selected this point of view? How does it enhance his theme(s)?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following topics for discussion in essay form:

1) Is Orual a selfish or selfless character? Why? Support your answer with examples.

2) Does the Fox's wisdom serve the girls well? Choose examples to support your answer.

3) Which characters show courage in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Trace Orual's journey toward faith through an examination of one of the following:

1) Physical objects or places.

2) Association with other characters.

3) Her own thoughts.

4) Her statements about the gods.

(see the answer keys)

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