A Wind in the Door Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 is waiting at the star-watching rock for the group?

2. Who followed them to Yadah?

3. What does Blajeny chide Progo about?

4. What is the dance of the little farandolae doing?

5. What does Sporos do when the Echthroi and Jenkins speak with one voice?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jenkins feel he lacks and how do he and Meg resolve their differences?

2. What does Progo tell Meg is the cause of Charles' illness?

3. Where does Meg end up when she leaves the mitochondria and what is there?

4. What is deepening, how does it feel and why do some avoid it?

5. How do Calvin, Meg and Jenkins get the little farandolae to deepen?

6. What does Calvin tell Meg about kything with adults?

7. What are the little farandolae doing in the and what is the result?

8. How does Meg finally deal with Mr. Jenkins?

9. What does Progo tell Meg about the farandolae and how they live and move?

10. What happens to Mr. Jenkins in the schoolyard after he faints?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Meg begs Sporos to Deepen, saying that it is their only chance of survival. Sporos turns to Senex, the adult fara that is Sporos' parent, and he decides to Deepen. For Sporos to deepen means to mature. The author is saying we can't stay children forever.

1. What are the pros and cons to staying a child forever?

2. How would you say you and your parent or guardian is different because of age?

3. What do you see yourself doing at the age of 30? Do you look forward to being that age?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

This chapter is a metaphor for the principle of turning the other cheek, or continuing to love even after one has been hurt.

1. How does turning the other cheek relate to Meg's fear and behavior after she was caught by one of the Echthros-Jenkins in Yadah?

2. Describe an incident in your life or someone you know when turning the other cheek helped a situation or not turning the cheek worsened one.

3. Describe a situation, imaginary if you like, in which you would be unwilling to turn the other cheek.

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