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. When the other gulls look at Jonathan in awe, what does he proclaim himself to be, needing to learn from them instead?

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

3. Most gulls scorn _________ and slowly go nowhere.

4. What does Fletcher do when he hears the strange voice in his head?

5. What does Jonathan finally realize about himself? "I am a perfect, _______ gull!"

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 want to do once his Guru has vanished and left his side?

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

4. What does Jonathan notice about the other gulls, but he falls asleep before he can try out this technique?

5. What does Jonathan remember to use his wings for, only on occasion, however?

6. What is the one thing Chiang thinks Jonathan needs to work on as he continues to develop his flying and his abilities?

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

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

9. What is the best speed Jonathan can reach in this new and delightful setting in the story?

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

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

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 3

In the end, Fletcher is the teacher of the Gulls, but they seem to be interested in other things besides what he wants to teach. And thus the story continues as it began.

Part 1: What does Fletcher have to master first before he can absorb the lofty philosophy of Jonathan?

Part 2: What do the students want from Fletcher now that he is the teacher?

Part 3: Do you think Fletcher is ready to be a teacher? Why or why not?

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