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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 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 2

G.K. Chesterton once wrote that "Truth is sacred; and if you tell the truth too often nobody will believe it." Consider the role of truth in Till We Have Faces--what is true, what do the characters recognize as being true, and how to they come to recognize truth? Then write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Chesterton's quote as it applies to Lewis's book.

Essay Topic 3

The final sentence of a work is often the point at which the author relinquishes his theme to the reader. Consider the conclusion of Till We Have Faces and write an essay in which you explicate Lewis' intent based on how he ends his book. What does he want his readers to consider?

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