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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 give her father in Chapter 9 when she realizes what is wrong with him upon their being reunited?
2. What eventually gets Meg through the object containing her father and able to get to him?
3. Why is Meg so cold in her paralysis?
4. How does Charles Wallace react to Meg rushing to the object containing their father in Chapter 9?
5. What does the face of the strange man who communicates with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin in the CENTRAL Central Intelligence building look like?
Short Essay Questions
1. People on Camazotz refer to IT but never define what IT is. Why?
2. How does the hypnotized Charles Wallace describe Camazotz?
3. What does Meg say she understands when she agrees to go on her own to rescue Charles Wallace?
4. Describe IT and your first reaction to reading what IT actually is.
5. The Beasts have a much smaller vocabulary than the humans, yet they are very capable of communicating well. Why is that?
6. 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?
7. Back on Earth at the end of the book, what does Mr. Murry say about something he needs to do?
8. In Chapter 10, what disappoints Meg most about her father?
9. Does Charles Wallace obey his father when they meet in Chapter 9?
10. Who does Aunt Beast resemble?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay discussing the moment in a person's life that the concept of good and evil becomes clear. When is this moment for Meg?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the character of Charles Wallace, being sure to address the fact that he is a savant, as well as the implied connection between Charles and Calvin. Be sure to also define how his character is essential to the story.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze weaknesses in the novel. Begin with the trite opening sentence; mention the mixed metaphors of the strange women who lead the children to Mr. Murry; and mention anything you feel is never quite made clear in the book.
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