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. How does Bastian console himself when he is upset?

2. As they gather a few floors below the pavilion, how many doctors have already assembled from all over Fantastica?

3. How is the store owner described?

4. Which of these describes Bastian?

5. What does Bastian think about as the clock strikes one?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bastian feel about himself in the prologue?

2. Why does Falkor suggest that they go to the Ivory Tower instead of trying to find the borders of Fantastica, after they leave the gnomes?

3. Describe Atreyu's recurring dreams.

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

5. Describe how the Childlike Empress rules.

6. Describe Atreyu's encounter with Morla.

7. What question does Atreyu ask the four Wind Giants and what happens as a result?

8. Describe the gates to the Southern Oracle.

9. What creature does Atreyu find chained in the ghost town and why does it tell him it is chained there?

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

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

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