The Door in the Wall Test | Final Test - Hard

Marguerite De Angeli
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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 does Robin stay long enough to see in Section 7?

2. What does Robin keep in his pocket for the gatekeeper?

3. Why is Robin proud to be able to answer the host at lunch in Section 6?

4. Where do Brother Luke, Brother Matthews, and Robin go in Section 7, in order for Robin to have fun?

5. What do Brother Luke, Brother Matthews, and Robin realize they have done to become lost?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the woods where Robin’s group eats, and the cabin where they sleep the night before they enter Lindsay.

2. Describe the fair Robin and his caretakers attend. What activities are there, and what does Robin see that amuses him?

3. How does Robin gain access back into the town in Section 9? How does he physically get back inside the walls?

4. How are Robin and John-go-in-the-Wynd greeted on their arrival back into the castle in Section 10? What is given to John, and how does Brother Luke reward him?

5. What happens before the end of the day in Section 8? What does that mean for the people of the town? Where are they?

6. Describe the White Hart. What is it, how do the men feel about it. How does it look?

7. Describe the scene in Section 6 when Brother Luke guides Robin to swim, even though it is cold. What is his purpose in this?

8. Describe Robin’s new course of study and actions in Section 7, as devised by Brother Luke. What duties does his new life entail?

9. What possible enemies does the castle face, and how could they breech the defenses, according to John-go-in-the-Wynd and Adam? What tactics could enemies use?

10. Explain how Robin helps his friends escape being robbed. What does he do, and how does it work to help them?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose any character from the novel, and explain his or her role in the story. How do they interact with other characters? What lesson do they teach? Why did the author choose to include them? What is his or her class? His or her background? How does this tie into the story?

Essay Topic 2

Robin learns much through the novel. What lesson do you think is the most important? Who teaches him? How does this help him throughout the rest of the novel? How can this help him later in his life?

Essay Topic 3

The language in the novel is period specific. What does the use of the language add to the story? Would you have been as engrossed in the book had the language been more modern? Would it have been as convincing of a tale? What does this tell you about the use of period language in a period piece? Did you find the conversations easy to follow at the beginning of the novel? What did you notice by the end of the novel, in terms of your ability to comprehend conversations?

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