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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 is Charles Wallace's interesting explanation for the lack of conflict on Camazotz?
2. Before seeing anyone new enter the Beasts' dining area in Chapter 12, Meg's heart "pounds with hope." Why?
3. After she tessers with her father and Calvin out of Camazotz, what happens to Meg?
4. Meg and Charles Wallace refuse to let Calvin go into the CENTRAL Central Intelligence building by himself. Why?
5. What does Meg do when Charles Wallace doesn't let her inside the object containing her father?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Meg realize for a short moment about herself when Charles points out how being different can lead to unhappiness?
2. People on Camazotz refer to IT but never define what IT is. Why?
3. Does Charles Wallace obey his father when they meet in Chapter 9?
4. The Beasts have a much smaller vocabulary than the humans, yet they are very capable of communicating well. Why is that?
5. Other than being forced, is there another reason that makes Meg follow Charles Wallace when he says he'll lead them to their father?
6. In Chapter 10, what disappoints Meg most about her father?
7. Who does Aunt Beast resemble?
8. Describe the Man with Red Eyes.
9. What emotion does Camazotz rely most upon to control its citizens?
10. Relate the message Mrs. Which gives Meg when she lands for the second time on Camazotz.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare the three extraterrestrial women in the novel with the three witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth. What is the purpose of the witches in Shakespeare's play? Do the three strange women in the novel serve a similar function? Explain your answer giving clear examples.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the role of gossip in the novel. The main points of your essay should include (1) how gossip starts like it does from the post office in the novel, (2) how gossip hurts innocent people as it does for Meg, and (3) how it is best to deal with gossip as Mrs. Murry handles it.
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