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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 kind of wings does the strange voice tell Johnathan he does not have?

2. What does Jonathan learn to do which allows him to cover 100 miles overnight?

3. What does Jonathan vow he will do when the voice says what it does in #24?

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

5. To the rest of the gulls, it is not flying that matters, but ________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Jonathan think the solution might be to his problem in #6?

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

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

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

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

7. What does Jonathan discover is the key to turning when he is flying at great speeds?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the end, Fletcher is the teacher of the Gulls, but they seem to be interested in other things besides what he wants to teach. And thus the story continues as it began.

Part 1: What does Fletcher have to master first before he can absorb the lofty philosophy of Jonathan?

Part 2: What do the students want from Fletcher now that he is the teacher?

Part 3: Do you think Fletcher is ready to be a teacher? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The idea of an Outcast is one that is feared by the Gulls. To be deemed as such, a Gull becomes an outsider of its Flock, sent to the Far Cliffs to spend their days.

Part 1: What qualifies someone to become an Outcast? Can they ever escape their title?

Part 2: Who are some of the Outcasts in this story? Why are they deemed Outcasts?

Part 3: What do you think the purpose of having Outcasts is, as related to this story? How does this help the Flock? Or does it hurt the Flock? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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