Chapter 2 Summary
In Chapter 2, Lucy meets a magical creature named Mr. Tumnus in Narnia. They exchange greetings, and Mr. Tumnus is thrilled to meet a human, something he has never encountered before. Lucy, being polite, calls him Mr. Tumnus. Mr. Tumnus invites Lucy to tea and tells her about Narnia, a country where it has been winter for a very long time.
As they enjoy their tea, Mr. Tumnus shares tales of the old days in Narnia, filled with midnight dances and magical adventures. However, Lucy suddenly realizes she needs to go back to her world, making Mr. Tumnus upset. Eventually, he confesses that he is a spy for the White Witch, a tyrant ruling Narnia and making it always winter but never Christmas.
Mr. Tumnus had agreed to kidnap human children for the White Witch, but his conscience prevents him from handing Lucy over. Fearing the consequences, they sneak back to the lamp-post, and Lucy finds her way back to the wardrobe. They bid farewell, and Lucy shouts to her siblings that she has returned.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Comprehension Questions [Chapter 2]
- Who did Lucy meet in Narnia?
- What did Lucy and the Faun have for their meal?
- Why did Mr. Tumnus start crying?
- Who is the White Witch, and what does she do to Narnia?
- What did Mr. Tumnus agree to do for the White Witch?
- Why is Mr. Tumnus afraid to disobey the White Witch?
- How does Lucy get back to her world?
- What does Lucy shout to her brothers and sister when she returns?
- What did Lucy give to Mr. Tumnus as a memento?
- What did Mr. Tumnus confess to Lucy about his role as a spy?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Speaking Questions [Chapter 2]
- If you met Mr. Tumnus, what’s one fun question you would ask him about Narnia?
- What tasty treat would you bring to share at a tea party with Mr. Tumnus?
- If you had to make up a funny excuse like Lucy to leave a magical place, what would it be?
- In Mr. Tumnus’s cave, what’s one fun thing you would want to play with or explore?
- At the midnight dances in Narnia, what dance move would you show off?
- What kind of music do you think Mr. Tumnus would play on his flute to make you sleepy?
- How would you add some holiday cheer to a land that’s always winter but never Christmas in a fun way?
- If Mr. Tumnus had a funny talent show, what would he do to impress everyone?
- If you could create a fun job for Mr. Tumnus in Narnia, what would it be?
- When Lucy comes back, how would you shout to your friends or family in a really fun way?
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Creative Activities / Exercises [Chapter 2]
- Character Charades: Write the names of characters from Chapter 2 on separate cards. Have students take turns picking a card and acting out the character without speaking, while the rest of the class guesses. It’s a fun and simple way to reinforce character recognition.
- Cave Exploration Collage: Provide magazines, scissors, and glue. Ask students to cut out pictures of items they think would be in Mr. Tumnus’s cozy cave. They can then create a collage on a large sheet of paper. This activity encourages creativity and discussion about the story setting.
- Winter Wonderland Display: Set up a designated area in the classroom to create a winter wonderland display. Students can draw or cut out snowflakes, trees, and characters from Narnia. Attach these creations to a bulletin board to visually represent the snowy setting of Chapter 2.
- Story Sequencing Cards: Create simple cards with key events from Chapter 2. Have students work individually or in small groups to arrange the cards in the correct sequence. This activity reinforces comprehension and helps students recall the order of events.
- Magical Map Making: Provide students with paper and markers. Ask them to draw a map of Narnia, highlighting key locations mentioned in Chapter 2, such as the lamp-post, the cave, and the wardrobe. This hands-on activity promotes spatial understanding and engagement with the story’s geography.