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. What did Calvin do with his first bean seed?

2. What is the third test for Meg and Progo?

3. What does Jenkins say about man's point in the universe?

4. What does Meg finally figure out about Mr. Jenkins because he came with them?

5. What does the group sing with?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Progo say about Sporos and the Echthroi?

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

4. What does the inside of the mitochondria look and feel like?

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

6. Why does Calvin tell Jenkins about the biologist and Calvin's bean plants?

7. What does Meg tell Jenkins about when she first kythes with him and how does he feel about it?

8. What does Meg do after Progo Xes himself?

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

10. What does Mr. Jenkins think is happening to him and what does Blajeny say is the truth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 3, the children meet Blajeny and the cherubim, Proginoskes. These fantastical characters, juxtaposed with the everyday normality of making cocoa at the Murry house, help lend the story characteristics of magic realism.

1. From this statement what do you think magic realism means?

2. Why do you think an author would write about ordinary events, such as making cocoa, in a book in which much that takes place is not real?

3. Did the children meeting Proginoskes seem as real to you as drinking cocoa? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Calvin wonders if Charles would be better off at a school in the city where the students are used to greater diversity.

1. Do you think Charles would be better off in a larger school? Why or why not?

2. What do you think Calvin means by greater diversity?

3. If you attend a large school explain what you like or dislike about it. If you came from a smaller school explain the same.

Essay Topic 3

The stars get lonely if no one knows them by name, the teacher explains. Confused, Meg asks him what a namer does. The cherubim replies that he memorized the star names to make the stars be more themselves, individual and unique.

1. What do you think this statement means?

2. If you were alone in a large crowd of people and felt isolated, how would you feel if someone suddenly called out your name?

3. Have you ever had someone call you by the wrong name, such as one of your sibling names? If so, how did it feel? If not, how do you think you would feel if someone you met kept calling you by the wrong name?

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