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. Jonathan just wants to share the _______ with a willing gull.

3. Who is the Elder Gull?

4. Jonathan believes heaven ought not have natural __________.

5. Jonathan tells Fletcher not to be harsh towards gulls that only ________ themselves.

Short Essay Questions

1. How many lives do most gulls need in order to come to the basic realization that there is more to life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What does Sullivan declare about Jonathan in relation to his approach to learning?

9. Who is Jonathan's initial instructor when he arrives in this strange land?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of an Outcast is one that is feared by the Gulls. To be deemed as such, a Gull becomes an outsider of its Flock, sent to the Far Cliffs to spend their days.

Part 1: What qualifies someone to become an Outcast? Can they ever escape their title?

Part 2: Who are some of the Outcasts in this story? Why are they deemed Outcasts?

Part 3: What do you think the purpose of having Outcasts is, as related to this story? How does this help the Flock? Or does it hurt the Flock? Why?

Essay Topic 2

When Chiang vanishes, it seems to be a surprise to the reader and to the Gulls in the story. This apparent transfiguration seems to also be symbolic of Chiang's place in his learning.

Part 1: Describe the scene in which Chiang vanishes from view.

Part 2: What is thought to have happened that caused Chiang to vanish?

Part 3: Do you think this vanishing was meant to be taken literally or metaphorically? Why?

Essay Topic 3

The Council for the Flock seems to want to discredit Jonathan's work in order to render him powerless over the rest of the Flock who has not converted. This seems to be quite realistic in relation to the way some governments control their people's perceptions as well.

Part 1: Why does the Council want to discredit Jonathan?

Part 2: What would the benefits of his being discredited be for the Flock? For the Council?

Part 3: What does the Council do in order to attempt to discredit Jonathan?

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