Jonathan Livingston Seagull Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 will traveling in the past and in the future help Jonathan to know the meaning of? Kindness and __________.

2. At first, Jonathan can not transport himself more than a ________ width at a time.

3. What do Jonathan's escorts wish him as they leave him alone?

4. What is Jonathan's instructor's name?

5. Jonathan asks the Elder Gull whether this world is not _____ after all and what happens next.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When does Jonathan make the first sound since leaving Earth?

3. What is the saying Jonathan remembers about Heaven in relation to fatigue?

4. What does Chiang tell Jonathan to forget about as he attempts to learn how to transport himself?

5. What are people saying about the Elder Gull, Chiang, as he is introduced in the story?

6. What is Chiang's response to Jonathan's question about whether this place is heaven or not?

7. What are Jonathan's new wings seemingly made out of when he is flying in the new world?

8. Where does Jonathan believe he is in this section of the book?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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