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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. Jonathan believes heaven ought not have natural __________.
2. What does Jonathan's instructor say about Johnathan? He is a one in a __________ birds.
3. Who is the seagull that feels he has been too harshly and unjustly treated by the Flock?
4. Who is the Elder Gull?
5. 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.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jonathan want to do once his Guru has vanished and left his side?
2. Who is Jonathan's initial instructor when he arrives in this strange land?
3. What is the best speed Jonathan can reach in this new and delightful setting in the story?
4. What does Jonathan believe Heaven should do in terms of limits?
5. What is the saying Jonathan remembers about Heaven in relation to fatigue?
6. What does Jonathan's teacher say when Johnathan asks why there are so few gulls in their location?
7. What does Jonathan notice about the other gulls, but he falls asleep before he can try out this technique?
8. Where does Jonathan believe he is in this section of the book?
9. What does Jonathan remember to use his wings for, only on occasion, however?
10. What are Jonathan's new wings seemingly made out of when he is flying in the new world?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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 meaning of life seems to be the overall theme of this book, with the introduction of the 'normal" life for the Gulls versus the life Jonathan strives to have.
Part 1: What is the meaning of life as defined by the Gulls?
Part 2: What is the meaning of life as defined by Jonathan?
Part 3: Does the idea of the meaning of life change throughout the story? How? If not, why not?
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