The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Discussion Questions

Instructor: Alicia Taylor

Alicia has taught students of all ages and has a master's degree in Education

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantastic book to discuss with students of all ages. Check out these discussion questions on individual chapters and the book as a whole. They will help elementary students grasp the major themes, characters, and plot points of the tale.

Questions about Specific Chapters

Questions about Chapters 1-5

  • Chapter 1: What do we learn about each character from their first conversation about the home they are living in?
  • Chapter 2: What books does Lucy see on Tumnus's bookshelf? What do these books tell us about Narnia?
  • Chapter 2: What causes Lucy to want to return to our world? What does this tell us about her?
  • Chapter 3: How is Edmund's first meeting with the Queen of Narnia different from Lucy's first meeting with Tumnus?
  • Chapter 4: How does Edmund's conversation with the Queen of Narnia put others in danger? What causes Edmund to be so careless?
  • Chapter 5: Why does the Professor trust Lucy instead of Edmund? (In later chapters: how does the Professor's advice about how to determine who to trust continue to be proved true?)
  • Chapter 1-5: Besides Narnia, what do the children find in their new home? How do they respond to their new surroundings?
  • Chapter 1-5: Why does Lucy refuse to pretend that she made up the story about Narnia? Why does Edmund refuse to admit it's true?

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