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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who makes Meg feel the least like herself?

2. Why is Progo not surprised there are Echthroi on Earth?

3. How does Charles look at the beginning of the book?

4. What does the stranger tell the children he is?

5. What does Progo tell Meg namers need to know?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Meg and Progo go after she has breakfast, who do they meet first and what does he say to them?

2. What does Charles say to Meg about mitochondria and farandolae?

3. What is Calvin's assignment?

4. What does Progo tell Meg he will do if they fail the test?

5. What does Meg tell her mother Charles thinks is wrong with him?

6. What does Progo tell Meg when she says she can't kythe with him?

7. What does Progo say about love when he tries to get Meg to understand about Mr. Jenkins and her hate?

8. What does Mr. Murry believe about his wife's work and what does she realize about the relationship between their work?

9. Where does Progo decide to take Meg to show her what the Echthroi are and why?

10. Where is the rest of the Murry family when Meg and Charles talk at the beginning of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Metron Ariston is in reality a Greek phrase that can be translated as the Golden Mean, or "All things in moderation." The author has appropriately named this place where humans, stars and farandolae can all be the same size.

1. Why do you think all things in moderation is important?

2. What situations in your life do you think could use moderation? Describe one such situation without moderation and what it might look like with moderation.

3. Do you think life is better if lived with moderation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Progo asks Meg if there is anyone who makes her feel more like herself. Calvin does, she tells him.

1. What do you think Progo meant when he asked if someone made Meg feel more like herself?

2. Thinking about your best friend, how does your friendship make you feel more "yourself?"

3. How do you think a person learns who him/herself is?

Essay Topic 3

L'Engle frequently repeats the concept that both size and distance are irrelevant and that life is united on some other, non-physical level. Many philosophers and religions have espoused this theory, but L'Engle's story unites spiritual philosophy with modern science in support of this belief.

1. What do you think about the unity of life? Use examples from the book and your life to support your answer.

2. Have you ever had an experience that demonstrates the unity of life? If not write about a situation that might prove it, if you have describe your experience.

3. Choose a houseplant or yard plant and talk to it for a week. Describe what happens.

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