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. Before the King can banish the Fox to the mines, what event intercedes?

2. What emotion does Orual express most when discussing their father, the King?

3. Why does Psyche predict Orual will be able to return to her soon?

4. Why does Orual learn not to fear her Stepmother?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. As the discord grows between the sisters, what is happening to the kingdom of Glome?

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

3. Why does Bardia eventually allow Orual into Psyche's room?

4. What are the King's reasons for sacrificing Psyche?

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

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

7. What happens to Orual when she hears that Psyche is to be sacrificed?

8. What "deaths" does Psyche list for Orual as a part of a mortal life?

9. Ultimately, why is Psyche happy to be sacrificed to the god of Grey Mountain?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the idea of faith through any one character in the text. Following that character's journey, find examples to prove how that person moves toward or away from faith throughout the story.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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