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Writing Strategies 1, week 11: June 29th, 2012

 

English: Edmund Crouchback
English: Edmund Crouchback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we will study chapters 13 – 14.

Here are the answers to last week’s study questions, and those of the week before – chapters 9-12.

Multiple choice questions, chapter 9

Chapter 9, In the Witch’s House

1. a.
2. a.
3. d.
4. b.
5. a.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. c.
10. b.
11. c.
12. b.

Chapter 10, The Spell Begins to Break
1. d.
2. b.
3. d.
4. b.
5. b.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. d.
10. a.
11. c.
12. b.

Chapter 11, Aslan is Near
1. b.
2. b.
3. a.
4. c.
5. d.
6. b.
7. a.
8. c.
9. b.
10. b.
11. a.
12. a.

Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo a...
Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo and Diane Dillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Chapter 12, Peter’s First Battle

1. c.
2. d.
3. b.
4. a.
5. a.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. a.
10. b.
11. b.
12. d.

Here are the answers to the Short Answer questions, chapters 9-12

Chapter 9, In the Witch’s House
1. Turkish Delight.
2. The memory of a bad magical meal.
3. Riches.
4. It is dark and cold.
5. The moon.
6. Fear.
7. Stands very still.
8. It is made of stone.
9. Draws a mustache on it.
10.A wolf.
11. Where his siblings are.
12. A dwarf.

Chapter 10, The Spell Begins to Break
1. Packing supplies.
2. Locking his door.
3. A new sewing machine.
4.A finished dam.
5. A sword and shield.
6. A bow and arrow.
7. A healing potion.
8. In battle.
9. Bells.
10. The White Witch.
11. Father Christmas
12. Tea leaves.

Chapter 11, Aslan is Near
1. Turkish Delight.
2. Stale bread and water.
3. He has no coat.
4. She sees a cluster of people.
5. Plum pudding.
6. Where they got their food.
7. Father Christmas.
8. Turns them into stone.
9. Slaps him.
10. Melting snow.
11. Aslan.
12. Walking.

Chapter 12, Peter’s First Battle
1. The Stone Table.
2. The winter turns to spring.
3. A human.
4. Lion.
5. They are afraid.
6. Peter.
7. Where is the fourth child?
8. He promises to do all he can to save him.
9. Prepare a feast.
10. High King.
11. Susan‘s horn.
12. Wolves.

Here are suggested answers for the short essay questions for chapters 9-12

33. Edmund‘s lonely walk to the Witch’s house is long and tiresome. It is dark and cold, and Edmund keeps slipping in the cold snowdrifts.

34. When Edmund left the beaver’s house, he did not want any harm to come to his siblings; he simply wanted to be a prince and then a king, and he wanted to be warm and have more Turkish Delight.

35. When Edmund reaches the gate to the Witch’s courtyard, he finds himself face to face with a lion. Edmund stands very still for a long time, afraid the lion will attack. After a while, Edmund realizes the lion is not looking at him, but at a dwarf with its back to the lion. Then he realizes that both the lion and the dwarf are made of stone. Edmund pulls out a pen and draws a moustache on the lion.

36. When Edmund reaches her house, the White Witch demands to know why Edmund did not bring his siblings. Edmund tells her that they would not come, but that they are close by at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. Then he tells her about Aslan and where they are supposed to meet him.

37. Before leaving their house with the Pevensie children, Mrs. Beaver insists on packing a bag full of supplies for the trip, and Mr. Beaver insists on locking the door to his house, hoping it will slow down the police force looking for him.

38. Father Christmas greets everyone and then tells Mr. and Mrs. Beaver what their presents will be this year. Mrs. Beaver is to receive a brand new sewing machine and Mr. Beaver will receive a finished dam.

39. To Peter, Father Christmas gives a sword and shield in order to protect himself in battle. To Susan, Father Christmas offers a bow and arrow, and a horn that will summon help no matter where she is. He also tells Susan that she is not to use her weapons in times of battle.

40. To Lucy, Father Christmas offers a knife for protection, although she, too, will not be able to use it in the battle. In addition, Father Christmas gives Lucy a diamond bottle filled with a magic cordial that will heal with a drop.

41. Edmund is hungry for Turkish Delight and finally gets up the courage to ask for it. The White Witch at first refuses, then changes her mind. The Witch sends for another dwarf whom she orders to bring food. Minutes later, Edmund is presented with stale bread and water.

42. Edmund is miserable in the sledge because it is the middle of the night, bitterly cold, and snowing. He has no coat and is freezing. When the sun comes up, there is no relief because Edmund is wet to the bone and is also very hungry

43. The White Witch stops her sledge when she sees a group of creatures sharing a plum pudding. When she demands to know where the creatures got the pudding, they tell her, Father Christmas. The White Witch is so angry that she turns them all into stone.

44. The melting snow impedes their way. Soon there are large patches of green grass, flowers beginning to grow, and birds are chirping. The dwarf beats the reindeer, and he and Edmund get out several times to break the sledge free of mud, but soon they can go no further. Finally, the White Witch decides they must walk.

45. When they first get to the Stone Table where Aslan is, the Pevensie children are afraid at first, each pushing the other to approach Aslan. It is Peter who steps forward and greets him. Aslan greets each in turn.

46. Mr. Beaver tells of Edmund’s betrayal, which causes Peter and Lucy to jump to their brother’s defense. Aslan promises that all will be done to save Edmund.

47. Aslan sends the girls to prepare for a feast while he speaks with Peter. Aslan shows Peter the sea and Cair Paravel, explaining that Peter will be High King because he is the first born.

48. When he hears Susan’s horn, Peter runs to the pavilion to find Lucy and Susan running out with a wolf right on their heels. Peter pulls out his sword and charges the wolf. The wolf turns on Peter and howls. Before the wolf can finish, Peter plunges his sword into the wolf’s heart.

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Writing Strategies session #9: Friday, June 18th, 2010

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  1. Oral reports: tell us about the C.S. Lewis book you read. Also, give me the reference for the book you read, using the MLA format. A big thank you to all of you who presented today. I especially want to thank those of you who read some more difficult books, e.g. Till We Have Faces (顔を持つまで), Out of the Silent Planet (in Japanese 沈 黙の惑星を離れて―マラカンドラ 火星編 (別世界物語)) and Mere Christianity (キリスト教の世界). I hope you will be inspired to read more.
  2. Mini-lecture on some key ideas or themes in C.S. Lewis’ books:
    1. Seeing and believing. In “Prince Caspian“, at first only Lucy can see Aslan while the older children do not, and they do not believe Lucy at first. In “Till We Have Faces” 顔を持つまで, the older sister Orual cannot see the palace where her beautiful sister, Psyche, lives, because Orual is jealous and does not accept that Psyche can be happy without her. In the New Testament, in Matthew 5:8, it is written “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Perhaps Lewis’ message is that the pure in heart can see certain things that others (who are not pure in heart) cannot see.
    2. Natural Law. Lewis believed that there was a natural law that all people everywhere understood. This law is deeper than religion, because it can be found in almost every religion on Earth. In “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, Lewis writes about Edmund on page 97, “deep down inside him he really knew the Witch was bad and cruel.” There is more to the Natural Law than this, but this is a good example of it.

Homework: Quiz questions for chapters 10 and 11:

Chapter 10 questions:

QUIZ

  1. Which of the following things could the Beavers not take?
    • ham, tea, sugar, loaves, matches, handkerchiefs, sewing machine
  2. At the Beavers’ house, which character stayed calm?
  3. Can the Beavers and the children get to the Stone Table before the witch? Why/why not?
  4. Was it snowing when they began their journey?
  5. What did they do in “the old hiding place for beavers”?
  6. What presents did Father Christmas give to
    • Peter?
    • Susan?
    • Lucy?
    • everyone?
  7. Who is “the true King”?

Chapter 11 questions:

QUIZ

  1. What sort of time had Edmund been having?
  2. Was the Witch nice to him?
  3. Did she give him Turkish Delight?
  4. What did she give him to eat and drink?
  5. What should Maugrim do to whatever he finds in the Beavers’ house?
  6. Could the wolves follow the children’s trail? Why/why not?
  7. Why was Edmund cold in the sledge?
  8. Who gave the animals the plum pudding?
  9. What does the Witch do to the animals?
  10. What does Edmund say just before she does this?
  11. How does the Witch react when she sees the animals eating and drinking and enjoying themselves?
  12. What happens to the weather?
  13. “Winter is over, spring has come.” Why?

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