The Neverending Story Test | Mid-Book 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. Where is Atreyu approached by bark trolls?

2. What news does the tiny give the night-hob about the Childlike Empress?

3. To whom has Cairon has been asked to give the medallion?

4. What does Atreyu tell Falkor he wants to bring with him when he sees the Empress?

5. What is on the cover of the book Bastian reads?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how Bastian's father became so distant.

2. When Bastian is very hungry, after reading about Atreyu eating rotten food in the ghost town, describe who he thinks of and why.

3. What happens after Atreyu is transported to the Oracle?

4. Describe the death of Atreyu's horse, Artax.

5. What is the mission that the messengers of Fantastica are on, as the first chapter opens?

6. Describe the owner of the bookstore where Bastian hides.

7. Describe Atreyu's encounter with Morla.

8. Explain how Bastian winds up with the book in his possession.

9. Why does Bastian admit to Mr. Coreander that his schoolmates tease him?

10. Describe Bastian's character in the prologue.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how you feel that Bastian's character changes throughout the book and when he seems to make those changes. Also, using examples from the book, explain whether you feel that those changes are for the better or for the worse and why.

Essay Topic 2

Explain what each of the three Southern Oracle gates represents. What lessons do they teach? How are those lessons applied, later in the book?

Essay Topic 3

The Auryn plays a major roll in the book. Explain, using details from the book, how it helps, hurts and otherwise affects both Atreyu and, later, Bastian.

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