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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 do as a result of hearing the voice in his head?

2. What smiles the morning that Jonathan almost hits the gulls and the boat?

3. What does Jonathan hit when he loses control as described in #15?

4. What is the answer to the question Jonathan asks of the answer to #57 as to their identity?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. As Jonathan begins his pull out during his record-setting speed, what happens?

7. What does the strange voice in Jonathan's head tell him about his flying, at first?

8. What does the voice in Jonathan's head have to say about gulls flying in the dark?

9. What happens to Jonathan every time he tries to turn a full power dive into a vertical dive?

10. What happens when Jonathan fails and he begins to turn his thoughts to just sinking to the bottom of the sea?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The cycle of the story continues with Jonathan coming to Fletcher as his new guru. The story continues with Jonathan wanting to impart his knowledge to the next generation of Gulls.

Part 1: How does Jonathan contact Fletcher and become his new teacher?

Part 2: What is Fletcher's response to this occurrence?

Part 3: Why does Fletcher seem to need Jonathan's guidance? Or does he? Support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The sacrificial death and resurrection of Fletcher is something that works to secure the reputation of the small group of students, even though it was meant to harm their appearance to the rest of the Flock.

Part 1: How did the sacrificial death and resurrection of Fletcher take place? Please describe how this occurred.

Part 2: To what else can this death and resurrection be compared? What other story seems to have been used as the inspiration for this situation?

Part 3: Do you think these events had to happen to Fletcher in order to make the group of students reputable? Why or why not?

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