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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Jonathan want to go, after his Elder has vanished and he continues his lessons in love?
2. How many more lives do these other gulls need in order to learn about perfection?
3. Those who put aside travel for perfection go anywhere ______.
4. How many more lives do gulls need in order to realize that they need to find perfection and show it to others?
5. Some gulls need how many lives in order to find that life is about more than eating?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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