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  • 1. 

    "The Chronicles of Narnia" contains seven volumes. Which of the following is NOT in the series?

    • A.

      The Magician's Nephew

    • B.

      Till We Have Faces

    • C.

      The Horse And His Boy

    • D.

      Prince Caspian

    Correct Answer
    B. Till We Have Faces
    Explanation
    "Till We Have Faces" is not in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series. The series consists of seven volumes, including "The Magician's Nephew," "The Horse And His Boy," and "Prince Caspian." However, "Till We Have Faces" is a separate novel written by C.S. Lewis but is not part of the Narnia series.

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  • 2. 

    When King Caspian sails to the ends of the earth in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, who does he leave in charge of Narnia?

    • A.

      Trumpkin The Dwarf

    • B.

      Glenstorm The Centaur

    • C.

      Fenris Ulf

    • D.

      Glimfeather The Owl

    Correct Answer
    A. Trumpkin The Dwarf
    Explanation
    In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, King Caspian leaves Trumpkin The Dwarf in charge of Narnia when he sails to the ends of the earth. This is evident from the events in the book where King Caspian entrusts Trumpkin with the responsibility of ruling Narnia in his absence. Trumpkin proves to be a capable and loyal leader, ensuring the kingdom is well-managed during the king's absence.

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  • 3. 

    In "The Magician's Nephew", Strawberry the London cabby horse was transformed into a winged horse. What was his name changed to?

    • A.

      It Wasn't Changed At All--He Was Still Strawberry

    • B.

      Jewel

    • C.

      Fledge

    • D.

      Flutterby

    Correct Answer
    C. Fledge
    Explanation
    In "The Magician's Nephew," the London cabby horse named Strawberry was transformed into a winged horse. However, his name was not changed at all; he remained as Strawberry. Therefore, the correct answer is Fledge.

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  • 4. 

    In "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader", who is allowed to sail over the waterfall into Aslan's Country when they reach the end of the world?

    • A.

      Drinian

    • B.

      Prince Caspian

    • C.

      Reepicheep

    • D.

      Edmund, Lucy, And Eustace

    Correct Answer
    C. Reepicheep
    Explanation
    Reepicheep is allowed to sail over the waterfall into Aslan's Country when they reach the end of the world. This is because Reepicheep, being a brave and noble mouse, has always desired to reach Aslan's Country and has shown unwavering loyalty and courage throughout the journey. As a reward for his bravery and unwavering faith, he is granted this privilege by Aslan himself. Reepicheep's character arc in the story revolves around his pursuit of honor and his ultimate desire to be in the presence of Aslan, making him the deserving candidate to sail into Aslan's Country.

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  • 5. 

    What was the last name of Peter, Edmund, Susan and Lucy in C.S. Lewis' "Narnia"?

    • A.

      Pevensie

    • B.

      Warren

    • C.

      McAndrews

    • D.

      Gresham

    Correct Answer
    A. Pevensie
    Explanation
    The last name of Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy in C.S. Lewis' "Narnia" is Pevensie.

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  • 6. 

    Who does Jadis assume is the emperor when the children come for her in "The Magician's Nephew"?

    • A.

      Polly

    • B.

      Uncle Andrew

    • C.

      Digory

    • D.

      Aslan

    Correct Answer
    B. Uncle Andrew
    Explanation
    In "The Magician's Nephew," Jadis assumes that Uncle Andrew is the emperor when the children come for her. This assumption is made because Uncle Andrew presents himself as a powerful figure and tries to assert control over Jadis and the magical world they find themselves in. However, Jadis later realizes that Uncle Andrew is not the true emperor and that her assumption was incorrect.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following couples was chosen to play C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman/Gresham in the movie "Shadowlands"?

    • A.

      Anthony Hopkins And Debra Winger

    • B.

      John Wood And Cate Blanchett

    • C.

      David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson

    • D.

      Sean Connery And Minnie Driver

    Correct Answer
    A. Anthony Hopkins And Debra Winger
    Explanation
    Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger were chosen to play C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman/Gresham in the movie "Shadowlands".

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  • 8. 

    Cor and Corin are royal twins from what country in C.S. Lewis's "The Horse and His Boy"?

    • A.

      Calormene

    • B.

      Archenland

    • C.

      The Lone Islands

    • D.

      The Fords Of Beruna

    Correct Answer
    B. Archenland
    Explanation
    In C.S. Lewis's "The Horse and His Boy," Cor and Corin are royal twins from the country of Archenland. This is evident from the context of the story and the characters' backgrounds.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following makes an appearance at the end of C.S. Lewis's "Prince Caspian"?

    • A.

      Aphrodite, Hercules, And Athena

    • B.

      Daedalus, Icarus, And Telemachus

    • C.

      Bacchus, Pan And The Maenaids

    • D.

      Dionysus And Aries

    Correct Answer
    C. Bacchus, Pan And The Maenaids
    Explanation
    At the end of C.S. Lewis's "Prince Caspian," Bacchus, Pan, and the Maenaids make an appearance. This is significant because they represent the return of magic and mythical creatures to Narnia, signaling the end of the Telmarine rule and the restoration of the true Narnian identity. Bacchus is the god of wine and revelry, Pan is the god of nature and wild places, and the Maenaids are his female followers. Their appearance represents a turning point in the story and symbolizes the reawakening of Narnia's ancient magic and the triumph of good over evil.

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  • 10. 

    What do the initials in C.S. Lewis' name stand for?

    • A.

      Censored Sections

    • B.

      Clive Staples

    • C.

      Clyde Stowe

    • D.

      Cliese Sedrack

    Correct Answer
    B. Clive Staples
    Explanation
    The initials in C.S. Lewis' name stand for Clive Staples.

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  • 11. 

    C.S. Lewis rarely if ever was called by his christened name, but was instead called Jack. What was his older brother Warren called?

    • A.

      Tom

    • B.

      Warren

    • C.

      Warnie

    • D.

      Ren

    Correct Answer
    C. Warnie
    Explanation
    C.S. Lewis's older brother Warren was commonly called "Warnie".

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  • 12. 

    What was the name of the informal literary group of which C.S. was a part, along with his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien?

    • A.

      The Inklings

    • B.

      The Writers

    • C.

      The Quills

    • D.

      The Wizards

    Correct Answer
    A. The Inklings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Inklings. The Inklings was an informal literary group that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. They would meet regularly to discuss and critique each other's works, providing support and inspiration for their writing. The group played a significant role in shaping the literary careers of both Lewis and Tolkien, and their discussions and debates were influential in the development of their respective works, such as Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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  • 13. 

    Where did the title come from for "The Screwtape Letters", C.S. Lewis' well-known work?

    • A.

      Archaic Greek For Bumbling Idiot

    • B.

      Evil Underling Of Norse Mythology

    • C.

      Combining Screwball And Red Tape

    • D.

      Young Devil In The Koran

    Correct Answer
    C. Combining Screwball And Red Tape
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Combining Screwball And Red Tape." This explanation suggests that the title "The Screwtape Letters" is derived from combining the words "screwball," meaning eccentric or foolish, and "red tape," referring to bureaucratic or administrative procedures. This combination implies that the letters in the book are written in a satirical and humorous style, highlighting the absurdity and inefficiency of certain systems or behaviors.

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  • 14. 

    "Til We Have Faces" is narrated by Psyche's sympathetic half-sister, not by the self-centered one. What was the narrator-sister's name?

    • A.

      Redival

    • B.

      Glome

    • C.

      Istra

    • D.

      Orual

    Correct Answer
    D. Orual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Orual. In the novel "Til We Have Faces," the narrator is Orual, who is Psyche's sympathetic half-sister. Orual tells the story from her perspective, providing insight into her relationship with Psyche and her own personal growth throughout the narrative. This choice is supported by the information given in the question, which states that the narrator is the sympathetic half-sister, not the self-centered one.

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  • 15. 

    In "Out of the Silent Planet", Dr. Ransom is taken to see whom?

    • A.

      King

    • B.

      Oracle

    • C.

      Oyarsa

    • D.

      Delphi

    Correct Answer
    C. Oyarsa
    Explanation
    In "Out of the Silent Planet," Dr. Ransom is taken to see Oyarsa. Oyarsa is a powerful and wise being who governs the planet Malacandra (Mars). He is the ruler and leader of the planet's inhabitants, known as the hrossa, seroni, and pfifltriggi. Oyarsa plays a crucial role in the story as he helps Dr. Ransom understand the true nature of the universe and the conflicts between different planetary civilizations. Meeting Oyarsa is a significant moment for Dr. Ransom as it leads to a deeper understanding of the cosmic forces at play in the novel.

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  • 16. 

    In "The Four Loves" by C.S. Lewis, which type of love is he describing when he quotes St. Francis of Assisi calling his own body "Brother Ass"?

    • A.

      Storge, Or Affection

    • B.

      Eros, Or Sexual/Romantic Love

    • C.

      Agape, Or Unconditional Love

    • D.

      Phileo, Or Friendship

    Correct Answer
    A. Storge, Or Affection
    Explanation
    In "The Four Loves" by C.S. Lewis, when St. Francis of Assisi refers to his own body as "Brother Ass," it suggests a sense of affection or Storge. Storge is a type of love characterized by familial or kinship bonds, where there is a natural affection and care for one another. This quote implies a fondness and acceptance of the body as a companion or sibling, reflecting the affectionate nature of Storge love.

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  • 17. 

    In "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe", what item's return is the first sign that the White Witch's spell has been broken?

    • A.

      The Sun

    • B.

      Aslan

    • C.

      Spring

    • D.

      Father Christmas

    Correct Answer
    D. Father Christmas
    Explanation
    In "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe", the return of Father Christmas is the first sign that the White Witch's spell has been broken. This is because in the story, the White Witch has cast a spell that has made it always winter but never Christmas. The arrival of Father Christmas signifies the return of joy, warmth, and the end of the Witch's reign, indicating that her spell has been broken.

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  • 18. 

    Who were the first King and Queen of Narnia?

    • A.

      King Frank And Queen Helen

    • B.

      King Digory And Queen Polly

    • C.

      King Edmund And Queen Lucy

    • D.

      King Peter And Queen Susan

    Correct Answer
    A. King Frank And Queen Helen
    Explanation
    King Frank and Queen Helen were the first King and Queen of Narnia because in "The Magician's Nephew" by C.S. Lewis, they were the ones who discovered Narnia and became the first rulers. King Digory and Queen Polly were characters from the same book but they were not the first rulers of Narnia. King Edmund and Queen Lucy, as well as King Peter and Queen Susan, were characters from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and became the rulers of Narnia after the events of "The Magician's Nephew".

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  • 19. 

    In C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce", which author acts as the narrator's guide?

    • A.

      Christopher Marlowe

    • B.

      George MacDonald

    • C.

      James Joyce

    • D.

      William Shakespeare

    Correct Answer
    B. George MacDonald
    Explanation
    In C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce," the author George MacDonald acts as the narrator's guide. Throughout the book, MacDonald serves as a mentor figure, providing insight and guidance to the narrator as they journey through the afterlife. MacDonald's presence and teachings play a crucial role in the narrative, helping the narrator understand the nature of heaven and hell and the choices that lead individuals to either destination.

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  • 20. 

    What was the title of the unfinished work that was intended to be an unofficial sequel to the Cosmic Trilogy?

    • A.

      The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

    • B.

      The Dark Tower

    • C.

      That Hideous Strength

    • D.

      Mere Christianity

    Correct Answer
    B. The Dark Tower
    Explanation
    The Dark Tower is the correct answer because it is the title of the unfinished work that was intended to be an unofficial sequel to the Cosmic Trilogy. This information is stated directly in the question, making The Dark Tower the correct choice.

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  • 21. 

    Who did C.S. Lewis commonly regard as his master?

    • A.

      H.G. Wells

    • B.

      J.R.R. Tolkien

    • C.

      George MacDonald

    • D.

      G.K. Chesterton

    Correct Answer
    C. George MacDonald
    Explanation
    C.S. Lewis commonly regarded George MacDonald as his master. MacDonald was a Scottish author and minister who greatly influenced Lewis's writing and thinking. Lewis often praised MacDonald's works and considered him a spiritual mentor. MacDonald's fantasy novels, such as "Phantastes" and "Lilith," inspired Lewis to write his own fantasy series, "The Chronicles of Narnia." Lewis also appreciated MacDonald's theological writings, which had a profound impact on his own Christian faith. Overall, MacDonald's influence on Lewis was significant, making him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 22. 

    What was the name of the house C.S. Lewis and his brother Warnie called home from 1930 to 1963?

    • A.

      Little Lea

    • B.

      Mole End

    • C.

      Cair Paravel

    • D.

      The Kilns

    Correct Answer
    D. The Kilns
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Kilns. C.S. Lewis and his brother Warnie named their home The Kilns, and they lived there from 1930 to 1963.

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  • 23. 

    Whom did C.S. Lewis credit with being the most influential in his conversion to Christianity?

    • A.

      Joy Davidman

    • B.

      George Macdonald

    • C.

      Arthur Greeves

    • D.

      J.R.R. Tolkein

    Correct Answer
    D. J.R.R. Tolkein
    Explanation
    C.S. Lewis credited J.R.R. Tolkein with being the most influential in his conversion to Christianity. Tolkein, a close friend and fellow author, played a significant role in Lewis's spiritual journey. Through their discussions and friendship, Tolkein helped Lewis understand the Christian faith and its significance. Tolkein's own deep faith and his ability to articulate theological concepts had a profound impact on Lewis, ultimately leading to his conversion.

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