The Neverending Story Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is the store owner's middle name?

2. Bastian doesn't think his father will forgive him for what act?

3. How does Bastian feel about his home life?

4. After leaving the store, where does Bastian go?

5. What is the store owner doing when Bastian enters the store?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the gates to the Southern Oracle.

2. What story does Bastian tell the people of Amarganth and how does it help them?

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

4. How and where does Bastian find the Water of Life?

5. Describe Atreyu's meeting with the Empress.

6. Describe the image of Bastian, as the Empress sees him.

7. Who is Grograman and what is the relationship between him, Perilin and Goab?

8. What does the gnome tell Atreyu, in Chapter 5, after Atreyu is well?

9. Who are the Know-Nothings?

10. Describe Bastian's reunion with his father.

Essay Topics

The Nothing represents people forgetting about Fantastica. As people stop believing, the Nothing takes over Fantastica. What sort of person are you? Do you still dream and believe in fantasies? Why or why not? Use examples from life, as well as the book, to back your choice up.

Opposites are a theme in the book. Choose one of the following sets of opposites and use examples from the book to explain how they are opposites and how that helps them to interact.

1. Atreyu and Bastian

2. Perilin and Goab

3. The Empress and the Old Man of Wandering Mountain

Answer any one of the following three questions using examples from the story to support your answer:

1. Is the Neverending Story a metaphor for life? If so, why? If not, why not?

2. What is the difference between a dream, a fantasy and a wish in both the book and real life?

3. How important is self image, both to Bastian and to people in general, and how does it change a person's views and actions?

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