Castle in the Air 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. Abdullah wishes for ____ to live a life of ease.

2. The king is more interested in creating a catalog for ____.

3. How old is the princess?

4. What does the soldier find in the cave?

5. What is the name of the djinn's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Abdullah reaches the house of the Royal Wizard?

2. What is the soldier's theory regarding the genie?

3. Why are the soldier and the genie not pleased with the new travel arrangements?

4. What happens when Abdullah calls for the return of the carpet?

5. What is Abdullah's opinion about taking the cats on their travels?

6. Why has Hasruel been stealing princesses?

7. What is the djinn? What is the djinn's story?

8. Abdullah orders the djinn to stop struggling and to explain himself. What is the djinn's explanation?

9. What happens when the men stop to find a campsite?

10. How does the old soldier behave in reference to the cats?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the purpose of the Castle in the air. What is the meaning of having the castle float, change, and move from place to place? What is the symbolism of the castle? How is it enchanted? What is Sophie's explanation? Will the castle be able to return to its normal condition or will it be forever enchanted in some way?

Essay Topic 2

Dalzel has an unusual background compared to Hasruel and the other djinns. Explain in detail Dalzel's background and unusual position.

Essay Topic 3

Explain Abdullah's relationship with his father's family. Why does Abdullah associate with them? Are they related in any way? What power does the family have over Abdullah? Why are they so mean? What does the family hope to gain by Abdullah's success? What is Abdullah's opinion of the family? Does his opinion change throughout the story? Do you think Abdullah will associate with the family after he marries Flower? Explain.

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