Jonathan Livingston Seagull Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Elder Gull tells Jonathan that the key is knowing that one has already _________ when it comes to the way he moves from place to place.

2. How far are the gulls on Earth from Heaven?

3. What does Jonathan feel he was born to do?

4. Sullivan declares Jonathan has less fear of _____ than any gull in 10,000 years.

5. If you learn nothing, Jonathan finds out, the next world is ________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The old guru Chiang is a mystical figure in this story. His wisdom seems far beyond even the realms of heaven. Just like any guru, he seems to be a little vague in his explanations, but at the same time, his knowledge and teaching help everyone around him

Part 1: What does Chiang propose as the description of heaven?

Part 2: What does it mean when the book says Chiang teaches Jonathan to transcend time?

Part 3: Do you think it's possible to transcend time? 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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