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. Who did Wallace think would be very angry if he went through the door in the wall the first time?

2. Wallace thought it might be ____________ to tell someone about the garden.

3. The day after Wallace saw the door in the wall for the second time was what?

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

5. What color was the door in the wall?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference for Wallace when he sees the door the second time?

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

3. What was the strange gift that Redmond thought Wallace possessed?

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

5. What does Redmond think the green door may have really been?

6. What are the mixed feelings Wallace has as the older boys at school make fun of the garden?

7. Who did Wallace tell about the garden, and why?

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

9. What does Redmond think people may call him if he reveals what he really thinks about Wallace and the door in the wall?

10. What role has the door in the wall played in Wallace's career?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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