The Door in the Wall Test | Mid-Book 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. What were the creatures in the garden playing with?

2. Who brought Wallace home after his first visit to the garden?

3. What was the nickname of the boy at school who Wallace told about the garden?

4. What did one of the older schoolboys physically do to Wallace?

5. How old was Wallace when he forgot about the garden for a time?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens the second time Wallace comes upon the door in the wall?

2. When did Redmond first hear about the door in the wall?

3. Why does Wallace think he made the right decision to NOT stop and enter the door the third time he sees it?

4. What happened the first of the three times that Wallace saw the door in the last year of his life?

5. What is the deep mystery about Wallace that Redmond refers to at the end of the story?

6. What incredible sight greets Wallace the first time he enters the door in the wall?

7. How does Redmond discover that Wallace has died?

8. Why does Redmond think Wallace might have been a victim of coincidence?

9. What does Wallace recall seeing in the shop windows as he struggled to ignore his desire to enter the door in the wall the first time?

10. Why did Wallace cry himself to sleep many nights as a schoolboy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Wallace's relationships with the real people in his life. Compare those relationships with how he felt about the people in the garden.

Essay Topic 2

How does The Door in the Wall fit into the science fiction genre? What elements of the story in particular incorporate the science fiction genre?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the significance of the young girl and the playmates Wallace finds in the garden. What do they represent that is missing from Wallace's life?

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