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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. The voice tells Jonathan he does not have ________ for brains.

2. Of what does the Council say that Jonathan has violated the dignity and the tradition?

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

4. What does Jonathan do as a result of hearing the voice in his head?

5. How many gulls join Jonathan in his exile?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jonathan's mother ask him to do when she sees him flying all by himself all the time?

2. What does Jonathan want to do once his Guru has vanished and left his side?

3. How many seagulls are in the morning Flock of seagulls that are simply trying to find food to eat?

4. What does Fletcher finally conquer, attracting attention from those on the beach?

5. What does Fletcher think of the flight of ideas versus the flight of the feather?

6. What does Charles-Roland Seagull do that impresses others while he is flying?

7. Who is Jonathan's initial instructor when he arrives in this strange land?

8. When will Jonathan touch heaven, according to Chiang's answers?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The existence of an afterlife is something that becomes a crucial part of the knowledge and the development of some of the Gulls in this book. But the definition of this afterlife is a little harder to grasp.

Part 1: How does the knowledge of the afterlife affect Johnathan?

Part 2: What does Jonathan learn about the idea of the afterlife? How is it described to him?

Part 3: Why does Jonathan simply accept the idea of an afterlife as it is given to him?

Essay Topic 2

Jonathan really wants to share what he has learned with the other Gulls, but he is prevented from doing so. His sharing could promote great changes, he thinks.

Part 1: What are some of the lessons Jonathan wants to share with the rest of the Gulls?

Part 2: How is Jonathan prevented from sharing his knowledge with others?

Part 3: Is this situation harmful or helpful to the other Gulls in the Flock? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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