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Prince Caspian
By: C.S. Lewis
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Vocabulary

Chapter 1
Wardrobe
reign
nettles
anemones
promontory
knights-errant
blundered
inhabited
laden

Chapter 2
queer
dais
jiggered
fauns
tapestries
ambassadors
peninsula
electric torch
carbuncles
coronation

Chapter 3
chain-mail
floundered
inconvenient
hilt
immense
obliged
dolefully
reassured
ravenously
gist

Chapter 4
remnants
kindred
turret
conjunction
astronomy
spectacles
tutor
faltered
babbled
tiresome


Chapter 5
victuals
antechamber
satchel
usurper
quavering
fervent
torrents
tempest
feeble
upshot

Chapter 6
wolds
smithy
subterranean
bellows
ravine
contemptuously
barbarians
rapier

Chapter 7
contingent
entrenchments
renegade
ancestry
valiant
famine
lair
sorties
bivouac
conceit

Chapter 8
pompous
combatants
sheath
lass
hauberk
cordial
jibe
prow
grueling

Chapter 9
bracken
constellations
wizened
rueful
courtiers
lured
reproachfully
elderly
crimson

Chapter 10
brambles
chasms
sentries
tedious
lilt
horrid
tremulous
optical

Chapter 11
sulkily
wretched
precipices
grousing
treading
bolting
vixens
melancholy
capering
romp

Chapter 12
sentinel
brunt
addled
dotard
allegiance
reckoning
accursed
vermin

Chapter 13
avenge
effusion
levied
treachery
dominion
parley
dappled
infallibly
effrontery
abate

Chapter 14
anxiety
baying
redoubled
bout
walloped
skewers
ramparts
revelers
utterly

Chapter 15
surged
reverently
innumerable
countenance
hereditary
proclamation
gilt
hither
lineage


Characters

Peter
Susan
Edmund
Lucy
Trumpkin, the Dwarf
Prince Caspian
Miraz, King of Narnia
Queen Prunaprismia
Nurse
Doctor Cornelius
Trufflehunter
Nikabrik
Bulgy Bears
Pattertwig
Glenstorm
Reepicheep
Clodsley Shovel the Mole
Camillo the Hare
Hogglestock the Hedgehog
Fauns
Old Raven of Ravenscaur
Giant Wimbleweather of Deadman's Hill
Aslan
Bacchus
Silenus
Glozelle
Sopespian
the River-god
Gwendolen
Miss Prizzle
Nurse's Nephew
Peepiceek

Questions

1. What you can determine about the setting of this story from Chap. 1? Who are the main characters? Where are they? What are they doing there? What happens to them? Where do they end up? What kind of a place is it?

2. In Chap. 2, where does Peter deduce they must be? What evidence is there to support his deduction? How much time must have passed since they were last there (in earth years; in Narnia years)? What do they find in the treasure room?

3. The children meet a Dwarf in Chap. 3. Who is it? How is he described? What does he look like?

4. In Chap. 4 the Dwarf tells the children about the current, true king of Narnia, the young Caspian the Tenth. His Uncle Miraz claimed to be king and he had forbidden Caspian to talk (or even think!) about Old Narnia. What two people tell Caspian the truth about Old Narnia? What does he learn from them? What kind of creature is Caspian’s tutor? Why does he risk his life to tell Caspian the truth?

5. In Chap. 5 Caspian learns that his Uncle Miraz wants to kill him. Why? What else does Caspian learn about Miraz and the kind of king he has been? What treasure does Doctor Cornelius give to Caspian? Describe the three creatures who find Caspian. How are they different from each other? Which seems to be most loyal to Old Narnia?

6. Caspian meets many of his loyal subjects in Chap. 6. How many different kinds of creatures does he meet (including the Fauns at the end)? How does this chapter end? Does Caspian join in?

7. In Chap. 7 Caspian meets some new creatures. They also seem to be loyal subjects. Who (and what kind of creatures) are they? What old friend surprises Caspian by showing up at the Council on Dancing Lawn? How did he get there? Where does he propose they all go for safety against Miraz? (The noun “how” is from an old Norse and Teutonic name for mound or cairn—a mound of stones erected as a marker or memorial.) What great event had occurred here many years before? When does Cornelius recommend blowing the horn in order to maximize the operation of its “White Magic”?

8. How does Trumpkin describe the sound of Susan’s horn in Chap. 8? The children realize they have been called into Narnia like a Genie out of a bottle. What word do they use instead of “Genie”? What other story do they think of where something similar had happened? Trumpkin doesn’t have much respect for their fighting skills until they defeat him in practice. Who beats him with the sword? Who beats him with bow and arrows? What does D.L.F. stand for?

9. Whom does Lucy try to “wake up” at the beginning of Chap. 9? “Waking up” is a theme in this book (cf. Chap. 10). Be on the look out for other such references. What does Edmund accuse the girls of never carrying? How does Lucy respond? How does Trumpkin help them with food? What dreadful idea does thinking about the bear give Lucy? How many of the group can see Aslan when he appears?

10. Why does Peter call Lucy a hero in Chap. 10? Lucy witnesses a second dance in this chapter (the first is mentioned at the end of Chap. 6). Which creatures are involved? Describe the dance? Lucy has a wonderful conversation with Aslan in this chapter. Why does He seem bigger to her than before? What does Lucy realize she’s being doing wrong? Does she say she’s sorry?

11. In Chap. 11 who is the first one to defend Lucy (again)? Jesus told His followers that “the gate is narrow and the way is hard” (Matt. 7:14). Is the path Aslan takes anything like that in this chapter? Who apologizes to Lucy when they arrive at the Stone Table? Why is it significant that she asks forgiveness at this particular place? What special words does Aslan have for each member of the group? Chap. 11 ends with a third dance, or “Romp.” Who is involved? Did Susan and Lucy think that they were safe with this group? Why?

12. What evil friends does Nikabrik bring, supposedly to help their cause, in Chap. 12? What does Nikabrik want to do? Why? What went wrong with Nikabrik? How does Caspian explain what happened to Nikabrik?

13. In Chap. 13 who challenges Miraz to single combat? In the letter of challenge we learn something about Peter and Edmund. To which Orders of Knighthood did they belong? What honor does Reepicheep request from Peter? To whom does the honor go instead? What tactful reason does Peter give to Reepicheep for denying his request? How does Reepicheep accept it?

14. In chapter 14 Peter demonstrates his heroic valor and chivalry in the battle with Miraz. Which incident during the battle stands out? Who else demonstrates his courage in battle? Whom does Aslan command to deliver the river from his chains? What special treat does Aslan give to the children after the battle? In John 2:9 Jesus turns water into wine. Whom does Aslan direct to turn water into wine for the little old woman?

15. In chapter 15, which Order of Knighthood does Peter bestow, at Aslan’s command, upon Caspian? What does Aslan say is “honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth”?