Jonathan Livingston Seagull 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. When does Jonathan regain consciousness?

2. Jonathan was no ordinary ______.

3. What kind of dive has been resulting in Jonathan rolling violently and tumbling?

4. What is NOT one of the techniques that Jonathan learns?

5. What is the middle name of the gull who likes to practice flying all by himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jonathan do that no other seagull on Earth has done, making him the first?

2. What is the name of the morning's group of seagulls that are looking for food?

3. Who is the seagull that practices flying slowly, far apart from the others as they are searching for food and eating?

4. What are the names of the five moves Jonathan learns to do when he is practicing his flying all the time?

5. Why doesn't Jonathan feel guilty about breaking the promise to the voice in his head?

6. What do Jonathan's parents think about his behavior when the other seagulls are eating?

7. At what height does Jonathan attempt to dive from the morning after his accident and realization?

8. What does Jonathan realize is the secret to his success in flying close to the water?

9. What is the gull speed record that Jonathan sets during his efforts to improve his flying?

10. What is Jonathan's reasoning for wanting to teach the others?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jonathan becomes a teacher of those Gulls in the Flock who genuinely want to learn more, even if they get in trouble with the rest of the Flock and its authority powers.

Part 1: Describe and name the first student of Jonathan, its progress and eventual outcome.

Part 2: Name one other student of Jonathan and describe its education.

Part 3: Do you think Jonathan is a good teacher? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Jonathan yearns to teach the others what he has learned from Sullivan and Chiang. He wants to spread the word about his discoveries and how other Gulls can learn to live their lives.

Part 1: Why does Jonathan believe is a born teacher?

Part 2: What qualities does Jonathan have that will make him a good teacher to those other Gulls?

Part 3: Why can't Jonathan be content teaching the Gulls in heaven where he resides?

Essay Topic 3

The meaning of life seems to be the overall theme of this book, with the introduction of the 'normal" life for the Gulls versus the life Jonathan strives to have.

Part 1: What is the meaning of life as defined by the Gulls?

Part 2: What is the meaning of life as defined by Jonathan?

Part 3: Does the idea of the meaning of life change throughout the story? How? If not, why not?

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