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

2. What makes Mr. Jenkins shudder as he is getting up from fainting?

3. What does Meg do when she summons up enough love to love the Echthroi?

4. What does Meg finally realize about her hate of Mr. Jenkins?

5. What does Progo tell Meg about love and her?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What was the experiment Calvin told Meg about?

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

9. What does Meg do after Progo Xes himself?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Meg is having trouble coping with the realization that their safe little village is actually as unpredictable and precarious as anywhere else. The uncertainty of life alarms her.

1. Why do you think Meg is alarmed at the uncertainty of life? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Have you ever felt that life was scary because it was uncertain? Why or why not?

3. What are some of the things you think are absolutely certain about life and what are some that you think are completely uncertain?

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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