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1. What is Bastian's attitude toward school? Does he dislike learning, the way he is asked to learn, or both?

2. Ende uses many unusual names in the novel. Do you think that names such as "cheesiewheezie" add or detract from the story.

3. Silver Sage Querquobad tells Bastian that his stories have given them their history? What does he mean by that? Do people know their own histories and the histories of their societies through stories?

4. While reading, Bastian had the desire to warn characters in the story about danger. Did you want to warn or in some way communicate with any of the characters in The Neverending Story while reading it? If so, which characters and when? Have you felt this way about characters in other books?

5. Why do the Childlike Empress and the Old Man agree that a human must start the story again? How are the...

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