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Character Analysis | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 |
Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Vocabulary List

Character Analysis:


Fortinbras

Who is Fontinbras in A Wrinkle in Time? Who is Shakespear's Fortinbras? (Use Metacrawler)
In Shakesphear's Hamlet, Fortinbras is the King of Norway. My source is:Characters: Fortinbras

Chapter 1 Questions:


1. What shocked Mrs. Murry into silence?


Mrs. Murry was shocked into silence when Mrs. Whatsit mentioned that the teressact was real.

2. Why did Meg, Charles Wallace and Mrs. Murry have to be quiet?


Meg, Charles Wallace, and Mrs. Murry had to be quiet becasue they didn't want the twins to come down as well. Charles Wallace then added that they were going ot be 'exclusive.'

3. Who arrived in the middle of the storm?

Mrs. Whatsit, appearantly a friend of Charles Wallace's came to the Murry's house becasue she lost her way in the storm.

4. What did Charles Wallace do that was extraordinary?

Charles Wallace never talked baby talk as a baby, but in his early toddler years, he started to use an extensive use of advanced vocabluaty word and to talk in complete sentences.

5. Who did Charles Wallace meet in the woods?

Charles Wallace met Mrs. Whatsit in the woods.


6. Pretend you are Meg. Write a journal entry from Meg's point of view after she talks to the postmistress.


After talking with the postmistress about my father's disssapearance, I was angry as I could be. Everybody in the town, especially the postmistress teases our family about our father ever comming back. But even they know that he will never return. - Meg Murry


Chapter 2 Questions:


7. When Meg woke up, what did she think?

When meg woke up she thought that the mysterious events that occoured last night were all a dream.

8. Why was Calvin at the haunted house?


Calvin had a strong feeling that he should escape from his 11 sibblings and visit the haunted house.

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9. What upset the twins?


The fact that the twins missed out on the exiting events upset the twins very much.

10. How many kinds are in Calvin's family?


There are eleven kids in Calvin's family.

11. Why did the principal want to talk to Meg?


Mr. Jinks, the principal of Meg's highschool, wanted to talk to Meg because she was being 'rude' in class and was in danger of faling all of her classes.

12. Write a short paragraph about your team's feelings concerning where you feel most comfortable and why. For example, you might feel most comfortable at home, in the classroom or on a field playing a sport. Your answers should be expressed in a well formatted paragraph.


I feel most comofatable when I am at home and around my family. It makes me feel safe and secure. I feel safe and secure at home, because it is an environment that I live in every day, and I know that I am always secure when my family is around.


Chapter 3 Questions:


13. What didn't Mrs. Murry want Meg and Charles Wallace telling the twins?


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14. Why is Mrs. Murry upset?


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15. What did Mrs Murry say to embarrass Meg?


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16. What could Meg help Calvin with?

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17. How did Charles know it was time?

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18. Make believe that you are Meg. Write a journal entry from Meg's point of view when she realizes she can help Calvin with his math homework.

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Chapters 4 and 5 Questions:


19. What did the children use the flowers for?


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20. What did Mrs. Whatsit do with the children?


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21. Why didn't the old women realize that they couldn't stop on a two-dimensional planet?


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22. Where did the stop for their break?


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23. Why isn't Mrs. Murray going to miss the children?


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24. Pretend that you are Charles Wallace. Describe how Charles Wallace was feeling when he was looking at the dark shadow.


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Chapter 6 Questions:

25. Everyone was talking to the children about a particular topic? What was the topic?


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26. What did the Medium do that embarrassed Calvin?

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27. Mrs. Which had the correct answer about something. What was it?


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28. What did Mrs. Which give the children?


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29. What was Calvin's mother doing when they looked at her through the crystal ball?

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30. Look up the word vulnerable. Write the definition of the word vulnerable in your vocabulary list. After you have written the definition, answer the following question: Why was Charles Wallace the most vulnerable of the three children?


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Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 Questions

31. Was Calvin able to talk to Charles Wallace mind to mind?


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32. Why did Meg "freak out" and begin throwing plates?


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33. What did Meg and Calvin do to try to protect Charles Wallace?

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34. What did Meg come up with to try to get through to Charles Wallace?

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35. What do they do to people on the planet who are ill?

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36. Write a paragraph about why food tasted wonderful to Meg and Calvin and like sand to Charles Wallace. Cite specific examples from the book.

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Chapter 9, Chapter 10 and Chapter 11 Questions:


37. Why did Meg finally relax?

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38. What did the beasts want to do?

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39. What was Calvin quoting when he tried to get through to Charles Wallace?

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40. Who called "We are here"?

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41. What did Meg decide to call the beast that was taking care of her?

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42. Someone is helping in the fight against the "Black Thing". Write a paragraph about who is helping and why.

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Chapter 12 Questions:

43. What did Mr. Murray do first?

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44. What does it mean to be "tessered"?

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45. What was so surprising about Mrs. Whatsit when she arrived?

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46. What did they find when they arrived back on Earth?

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47. What did Mr. Murray need to get as soon as possible?

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48. Write a paragraph about the character "IT"

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