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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. Is Jonathan disappointed that he didn't reach his goal?
2. The Elder Gulls says that ________ is not a place or a time but means being perfect.
3. Jonathan will begin to touch heaven when he touches perfect _________ beyond any limit
4. How does Jonathan suddenly feel as he is left by himself?
5. Who is skeptical of Jonathan's ideas and plans for his future?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what happens when Chiang passes to the other world, or transfigures, as many might call it.
2. What does Jonathan believe Heaven should do in terms of limits?
3. What does Chiang tell Jonathan to forget about as he attempts to learn how to transport himself?
4. What does Jonathan remember to use his wings for, only on occasion, however?
5. When will Jonathan touch heaven, according to Chiang's answers?
6. What is the best speed Jonathan can reach in this new and delightful setting in the story?
7. What does Jonathan want to do once his Guru has vanished and left his side?
8. How many lives do most gulls need in order to come to the basic realization that there is more to life?
9. What does Jonathan notice about the other gulls, but he falls asleep before he can try out this technique?
10. What is the saying Jonathan remembers about Heaven in relation to fatigue?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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 3
The existence of an afterlife is something that becomes a crucial part of the knowledge and the development of some of the Gulls in this book. But the definition of this afterlife is a little harder to grasp.
Part 1: How does the knowledge of the afterlife affect Johnathan?
Part 2: What does Jonathan learn about the idea of the afterlife? How is it described to him?
Part 3: Why does Jonathan simply accept the idea of an afterlife as it is given to him?
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