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. Where is Lady Constance to bring the women and children in Section 8?

2. What does Robin have to do to get to the other side of the river in Section 9?

3. What does Robin say about the students in town?

4. In Section 10, what does the King ask Robin if he can do?

5. What does Brother Luke pray for, as the group takes lunch in Section 7?

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 Robin’s encounter with the Welsh soldiers. What happened, and how did he escape?

3. Describe what Robin sees, once the strike on the Welsh has begun, and after its success.

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

5. Explain the news Adam the yeoman brings to Sir Peter in the hall. What is the situation?

6. Explain why food supplies are so low within the castle in Section 9. What else is low?

7. Describe the meeting of Robin’s mother and father with Robin. What is said, what are their reactions?

8. Explain how Robin is received by Sir Peter and Lady Constance. Is the meeting a kind one, or not? What does Sir Peter say to Robin that reminds him of Brother Luke?

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

10. Once Robin’s group does escape the inn, where do they sleep? Why does Brother Luke insist on leaving a farthing and a prayer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Robin accidentally slips using the chisel, and breaks his cross, what is his reaction? What does this show, in terms of his character? What is Brother Matthew’s response? What does he mean when he notes that a bad temper is not the best teacher? What does this lesson teach Robin?

Essay Topic 2

Robin’s relationship with his father, from the beginning of the novel, appears to be based on Robin’s respect for his father, and his desire to be like his father. How is this relayed by the author when Robin’s father is not a present character in the novel? How does Robin see his father? What does the letter to his father say about his feelings toward his father? What instances does Robin show awe toward his father’s ability? What does his father’s response at the end of the novel, when he returns home, say about his feelings for his son?

Essay Topic 3

Several times in the novel, Robin seems to show an embarrassment toward his disability. Choose at least three of these moments, and describe them thoroughly. What is the situation? How does he show his embarrassment? What is the reaction from others? What do these reactions teach him, in the end, about his disability?

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