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. What does Redival want in exchange for her secrecy about Psyche's worship by the people?

2. Orual feels an urgency to escape the Mountain. Why?

3. Psyche's refusal to leave the Mountain arises chiefly from what reason?

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

5. What does the Priest say is hateful to Ungit?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Orual believe is the true reason the gods have tried to give her such feelings of happiness on her journey, and why does she refuse to accept these feelings?

3. Why is Psyche ashamed to be mortal?

4. Why does Psyche's mention of "He" anger Orual?

5. What does Orual mean by "And my struggle began," after they pass out of sight of the mountain?

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

7. Why does the King kill a slave boy at the beginning of the chapter?

8. Why does the war with Tarin's father seem to "leave a stench?"

9. Why is Bardia the guard at Psyche's door?

10. Bardia's suggestion that he and Orual sleep back to back like soldiers teaches Orual what about herself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Leo Tolstoy measured the effectiveness of a piece of art based on its clearness, individuality, and sincerity. Based on this standard, evaluate Till We Have Faces as a work of art.

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