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 does Meg figure out will fill the void of the Echthroi?

2. What do Calvin and Meg do when the little farandolae won't listen to them?

3. How does the ability to move limit the farae?

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

5. What does the Echthros-Jenkins tell the little farandolae?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Meg hear the Echthros-Jenkins say to the dancing farandolae?

8. What does the group listen to in the mitochondria?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

By naming him and showing him that he is loveable, Meg has irrevocably changed Mr. Jenkins.

1. Why do you think Meg naming Mr. Jenkins changed him?

2. Describe an incident in your life where love has changed you.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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