A Wrinkle in Time 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. When Charles focuses on the strange man's eyes in the CENTRAL Central Intelligence building, why does Meg jump on her younger brother with all her might?

2. After she tessers with her father and Calvin out of Camazotz, what happens to Meg?

3. When all of the main characters get back to Earth, where do they land?

4. What is the name of the Beasts' planet?

5. In Chapter 11, when Mr. Murry demands the Beasts put Meg down, who do they ask to speak with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Meg goes from a baby having a tantrum to a somewhat-mature young woman in a flash when she suddenly decides to go alone to rescue Charles Wallace. Is this turn-around too quick?

2. Meg and Calvin accuse the Man with Red Eyes of hypnotizing Charles Wallace. The Man with Red Eyes says that's a "primitive" way of describing what he's done. How would you describe it?

3. What emotion does Camazotz rely most upon to control its citizens?

4. Back on Earth at the end of the book, what does Mr. Murry say about something he needs to do?

5. When Meg comes to in Chapter 10, she doesn't know where she is and she can't move. What has happened to her after tessering from Camazotz?

6. How does the hypnotized Charles Wallace describe Camazotz?

7. What does Mr. Murry tell Calvin about his experience in Camazotz that leads Meg to doubt her father?

8. People on Camazotz refer to IT but never define what IT is. Why?

9. What does Meg say she understands when she agrees to go on her own to rescue Charles Wallace?

10. Aside from being impatient, how else would you describe Meg?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Depict the moral message of A Wrinkle in Time. Define the message or messages you think L'Engle is trying to get across and cite specific passages to back up your opinion. Evaluate the strength of moral messages in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the socialistic conformity of the people on Camazotz. Consider that the novel was written during the so-called Cold War. Discuss the similarities and differences of the Camazotz people and Earth people. Summarize what L'Engle is saying about the contrast between democracy and communism.

Essay Topic 3

Consider Sandy and Dennis as normal boys. Analyze how these boys (older than Charles Wallace but younger than Meg) appear more like the norm for young boys. Main points include (1) they are average students, (2) they are interested in sports and know Calvin for his ball playing ability, and (3) they are critical of Meg and Charles Wallace because they are different.

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