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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. Jonathan realizes gulls can lift themselves out of _________.
2. What does Jonathan become as a result of the Council's decision?
3. What does Jonathan wish he could do as a result of his last dive attempt?
4. What does Jonathan hit when he loses control as described in #15?
5. How many gulls join Jonathan in his exile?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the strange voice in Jonathan's head tell him about his flying, at first?
2. What happens to Jonathan once he begins to tell other gulls they do not have to settle for a drab life?
3. What is Jonathan's reasoning for wanting to teach the others?
4. What does Jonathan's mother ask him to do when she sees him flying all by himself all the time?
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 think the solution might be to his problem in #6?
8. What is the gull speed record that Jonathan sets during his efforts to improve his flying?
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 discover is the key to turning when he is flying at great speeds?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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