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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 does Jonathan learn to do which allows him to cover 100 miles overnight?
2. What does Jonathan vow he will do when the voice says what it does in #24?
3. What does Jonathan wish he could do as a result of his last dive attempt?
4. Jonathan flies the first ________ of any seagull on Earth.
5. What seems to make Jonathan want to try his flights at even higher heights?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jonathan's reasoning for wanting to teach the others?
2. What does Jonathan's mother ask him to do when she sees him flying all by himself all the time?
3. What happens to Jonathan every time he tries to turn a full power dive into a vertical dive?
4. Who is the seagull that practices flying slowly, far apart from the others as they are searching for food and eating?
5. What does the strange voice in Jonathan's head tell him about his flying, at first?
6. What does Jonathan do that no other seagull on Earth has done, making him the first?
7. What does Jonathan think the solution might be to his problem in #6?
8. What does the voice in Jonathan's head have to say about gulls flying in the dark?
9. What happens when Jonathan fails and he begins to turn his thoughts to just sinking to the bottom of the sea?
10. What are the names of the five moves Jonathan learns to do when he is practicing his flying all the time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The idea of needing 10,000 reincarnations to "get" the meaning of life seems astounding to read in this book. The Gull needs to come back to the Earth again and again in order to learn the lessons Jonathan learns.
Part 1: Why does an ordinary Gull need 10,000 reincarnations to understand the meaning of life?
Part 2: What other lessons do Gulls learn as they go through these various reincarnations?
Part 3: What makes Jonathan so special in regards to this idea of reincarnations?
Essay Topic 2
The Flock Elders seem to be quite set in their ways, establishing an authoritarian body that doesn't take into consideration the individual needs and desires of the Gulls.
Part 1: In what ways do the Flock Elders control the other Gulls?
Part 2: How does the power of the Flock Elders affect the Gulls in the Flock?
Part 3: Does it seem as though the Flock Elders need to change their ideas? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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