Short Essay Questions Key
1. What skills does the Deaf One have that make it easiest for him to climb up to the moon?
The Deaf One is very agile and graceful. He is able to do acrobatic somersaults to go up to the moon and jumps gracefully back down feet first.
2. How is the food that the characters collect from the moon made?
Small animals and plants are attracted by the moon and pulled up to its crevices. On the moon, they dissolve into a cheese-like substance called moon-milk. Small plants and animals are lodged, undissolved in the moon-milk.
3. In the story, one of the characters accidentally floats up into the air. Describe how that character comes back down.
Xlthlx attracts seaweed and sea creatures that are floating in the air, by virtue of her own gravity. She becomes heavier with the added weight of the sea creatures, and she falls into the water.
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