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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 is the terminal velocity Jonathan reaches when he is practicing?

2. The Elders hope Jonathan will live long enough to realize life is _________ and unknowable.

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Kirk Maynard Gull and his interaction with Johnathan.

2. Which gull objects to the answer to #46 and what is his reasoning?

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

4. Describe what happens when Chiang passes to the other world, or transfigures, as many might call it.

5. What causes Fletcher to crash into a cliff at 200mph?

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

7. What bans the Outcasts from returning to the Flock, as told to them by the Council's rulings?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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 seems to be a Gull with otherworldly ambitions, it seems. He is always striving for something more, while also asking questions of all around him.

Part 1: Why does Jonathan want more from his life?

Part 2: What does Jonathan want from his life and its experiences?

Part 3: Why doesn't Jonathan just settle for what other Gulls want from their lives? What makes him different?

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