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

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?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the possession and use of power in Till We Have Faces. Who has power? How is it employed? Then write an essay in which you identify Lewis's attitude toward the powerful.

Essay Topic 3

Choose one major character and explain the ways Lewis chooses to develop him or her as symbolic. What methods of characterization does the author use? Choose from the following or identify your own:

Characters: Orual, the Fox, Psyche, Redival, Bardia, the Priest, or Arnom.

Methods of Characterization: Actions, Dialog, Description, Other's Reactions, for example.

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