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 could Wallace never recall about his time in the garden?

2. What shop does Wallace recall seeing at the end of the wall with the door?

3. How old was Wallace when he first went through the door in the wall?

4. What kind of flowers line the steps that suddenly appear in the garden?

5. What did the garden feel like to Wallace from the first moment?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Wallace do to try to silence the boys who are teasing him?

3. What does Wallace confess to Redmond that his life has become?

4. In the end, what does Redmond believe about the existence of the door in the wall?

5. What does Wallace tell Redmond the door offered him, but he had rejected it three times in the last year?

6. What does a woman that Wallace knew once tell Redmond about him?

7. What is Wallace's first thought when he sees the door in the wall for the second time?

8. How does Redmond remember his friend looking on the last night he saw him?

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 is Wallace punished after he tells his father about the garden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the end, was Wallace betrayed by his own delusions or released from his pain?

Essay Topic 2

How did Wallace first come across the door in the wall? Discuss in detail the circumstances of the subsequent times he found the door and why he never entered the garden again.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the symbolism of the following things from the garden and the significance of each to the plot of the story: the panthers; the monkey and dove; and the trees and flowers.

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