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 supports Meg's story?

2. What does Meg feel when she reaches out to Mr. Jenkins?

3. What do the Echthros-Jenkins tell the little farandolae will happen if they destroy the farae?

4. What does Blajeny chide Progo about?

5. What color is the environment inside the mitochondria?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Meg do when the Echthroi takes over Mr. Jenkins?

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

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

6. What does Meg do after Progo Xes himself?

7. What does Sporos do when the Echthroi takes over Mr. Jenkins?

8. What does Progo tell Meg about why she was in pain?

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

10. What does Jenkins say about the Deepened farae and communication?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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