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. Why is Robin grateful to the King?

2. What phrase does John say when Robin notes he can do it in Section 8?

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

4. What food is made for Robin before he falls asleep when he reaches his destination in Section 9?

5. What helps pass the time, for Robin, on the long journey to his father?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Brother Luke’s response to Robin’s questions of whether or not he will walk. What does Brother Luke say, and how is this important for Robin’s self-esteem?

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

3. Why is everyone nervous at the castle the night of the fog? What are they afraid of?

4. What is the plan for the attack on the Welsh? How will the aid army know when to strike, and how will they strike?

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 Robin’s swim across the river in Section 9. What drives him to keep going, and what challenges his ambitions?

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

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

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

10. Does Robin’s father mind his disability? What does he say about it? What news does his mother have that cheers Robin? What does Brother Luke mean when he says Robin has found the door in the wall?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The feudal system was in place during the writing of the novel, and this system placed citizens according to their social class. What social class is Robin? Brother Luke? Sir Peter? How do their various classes dictate what these individuals do in the novel? Would Robin be as catered to if he were he the son of a laborer? The son of a king? What does this say about the servant class of London at the time?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Food plays an important role in the novel. How does food force Robin into accepting Brother Luke in the beginning of the novel? How does Brother Luke entice Robin to eat as he is preoccupied with whittling? When Brother Luke, Robin, and John all stop to eat after traveling all day, Robin mentions “hunger sauced it better than the finest cook could have done” (pg. 52). What does this mean? What does hunger teach Robin? How is food used to gain Robin a friend in D’Ath? How is food used by John’s mother in the novel? How is it used to celebrate at the end of the novel?

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