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. Who recognizes Orual's grief and offers her an outlet through training at swords?

2. Why is the KIng not moved by the Fox's story of a Greek king who killed his daughter, and was then punished by the gods?

3. What has changed about the King since he beat Orual in chapter 5?

4. What do the grateful citizens of Glome do for Psyche that concerns Orual?

5. The Fox describes Psyche as which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Orual's growing fear throughout the chapter?

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

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

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

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

6. Why is Orual contemptuous of men?

7. Orual calls the love she feels for Psyche "deeper than theirs who seek only the happiness of their beloved." What does this imply about Orual's former thoughts on leaving Psyche to her happiness?

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

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

10. How do Orual and the Fox end up "babysitting" Redival?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Saint Augustine once said that "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." How is this definition of faith demonstrated in Till We Have Faces?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following thematic elements, and discuss why you think it is the most important in the text:

1) Logic vs. Faith

2) Ugliness vs. Beauty

3) Sacrifice

4) Power

5) Truth

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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