May 28, 2009

Trivia: The Chronicles of Narnia

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Narnia_130 Question: What beloved fantasy series, featuring an epic quest and a climactic battle against evil, was published in the 1950s? If you answered The Lord of the Rings, you're . . . well, you're right, I guess. BUT you're forgetting The Chronicles of Narnia!

Written by J. R. R. Tolkien's close friend, C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia have sold about 120 million copies worldwide. Personally, I read these before I ever got to Lord of the Rings, and they'll always hold a special place in my fantasy literature-loving heart. If you haven't read them, what are you waiting for? If you have, take a crack at these trivia questions!

1. What kind of creature is Mr. Tumnus?

2. Why can't Susan return to Narnia in The Last Battle?

3. The seven Narnia books were not published in chronological order, meaning that the events in Book 1 are not the beginning of the story. Can you arrange the books in chronological order? (No cheating!)

4. What does "further up and further in" mean? Who says it, and when?

BONUS: J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis were both members of a small authors group in England. What was it called?

Good luck, Splotters! I'll post the answers shortly.

— Jack, STACKS Staffer

  1. Songheart

    1.a satyr
    2.Susan cant come anymore because she is growing up, she wont believe in it anymore.
    3.The Magicians Nephew,The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe,The Horse and his Boy,Prince Caspian,Voyage of the Dawn Treader,The Silver Chair,The Last Battle.
    4.Farsight and Jewel said that,it means,for example,to go further up in something then go further in something.
    BONUS:The Inklings

  2. LibrarianVei

    Others have correct answers for 1-3.
    “Further up and further in” is when the children go higher and deeper into Aslan’s garden and country, but they can do that because THE INSIDE IS BIGGER THAN THE OUTSIDE. I think that is such a lovely and true thought.

  3. Wolfsong11

    1. fawn
    2.she’s too old
    3.The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, The horse and his Boy, Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The silver chair and WHEW the last battle
    4. Mr. Beaver i think when leading the kids to his dam
    BONUS: i think the INKLINGS

  4. kiwi200812

    1. a fawn
    2. Because she stopped believing that Narnia was real and thought it was a childhood game.
    3.The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,Prince Caspian,Voyage of the Dawn Treader,The Silver Chair, THe Horse and His Boy,The Last Battle
    4. When all the main characters ‘pass on’ Aslan says it so that they go farther and farther into Heaven or the ‘New Narnia’
    Bonus.The Inklings

  5. Mary P

    1. A faun
    2. Susan no longer belives in Narina and says it’s all a game they played when they were younger.
    3. the Magican’s Nephew, the Lion the Witch and the Warbrobe,Prince Caspian,the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the Horse and His Boy, the Silver Chair, and then the Last Battle.
    4. When the 3 pevenise childeren, (Peter,Lucy,and Edumnd) Eustace, Jill, Polly, and Digory all arrive at the TRUE NARNIA(Book: the Last Battle), Aslan roars over his shoulder, “Come futher in! Come further up!” wich led everyone to say “Further up and further in.”

  6. Hope111

    YEAH!!!!!!first one to comment.
    1. A faun
    2. She’s stopped believing in Narnia and pretends that it’s all a game made up by the others.
    3. #1-Magician’s nephew.
    #2-the Lion the witch and the wardrobe
    #3- Horse and his boy
    #4- Prince Caspian
    #5- Voyage of the dawn treader
    #6- THe silver chair
    #7- The last battle
    4- Just guessing here. Lucy says it when inside hte wardrobe????
    BONUS: The society was called “INKLINGS”.

  7. Aly

    1. Mr. Tumnus is a centuar
    2. Susan can’t return because she doesn’t belive in it anymore.
    3. I forget what it’s called, but it is the story with the witch before the children, Lion Witch Wardrobe, Horse and his Boy, and others I can’t remember the name of.

  8. Aliyah

    1. a fawn
    2. she grew up
    3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; The Horse and his Boy; The Magician’s Nephew; The Last Battle
    4. no idea…
    BONUS: the Inklings???

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