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. In what way are Redival and Batta alike?

2. Orual begins her story on the day. . .

3. Orual describes Psyche's youth as her own "best times" for which reason?

4. What does Orual call the greatest shame of her life?

5. When the Fox grows ill, what happens to Orual?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Orual contemptuous of men?

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

3. What is Orual's biggest struggle in chapter 11?

4. Why is Psyche ashamed to be mortal?

5. What is the purpose of the Priest's visit?

6. Describe the Fox's personality.

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

8. What does Psyche's helping Orual across the stream represent?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is the role of gender in shaping the world of Till We Have Faces? Write an essay in which you analyze how gender defines the main characters and to what degree these characters transcend (or are limited by) their gender identity.

Essay Topic 3

If we assume that Lewis writes Till We Have Faces to communicate some virtue or virtues, what might they be? Write an essay in which you identify Lewis' definition of goodness and how he communicates these values in his novel.

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