The Forgotten Door

Homework Questions -- Week One.

All questions are expected to be in complete sentences. Although some answers may be shorter then others, all questions and are intended to have complete and well thought-out answers on separate pieces of paper. Longer essays are noted and they should be a type two writing assignment each. These answers, along with your notes, will be crucial for the essay exam on this novel.
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DUE; Wednesday, October 24th. Read chapters 1+2 in the book and complete the following questions.

1. Describe the setting of this book. Support your answer with clues from the story; three to five good examples from the reading should be used.

 

2. What did Jon not eat? What are two possible reasons for this?

 

3. ESSAY; What kind of a person is Gilby Pitts? Which character traits describe his personality? Be sure to back-up your opinions of his character with facts and quotes from the reading.

 

 

4. What do you think will happen next? Make a prediction of future events in the story. Pay particular attention to the character traits of the main characters.  Be sure to back-up your opinions of his character with facts and quotes from the reading.

 

 

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DUE; Thursday, October 25th. Chapters 3+4 in the book and complete the following questions.

1. ESSAY;  Describe Little Jonís views on truth, lies, and wearing leather. What does this reveal about his character?

 

 

2. How do the Beans decide to explain Little Jonís identity to their friends?

 

3. ESSAY; Given the thesis statement, Little Jon is strange when compared to other people, provide adequate support for this thesis in a well thought-out essay.  Be sure to back-up your opinions with facts and quotes from the reading.

 

4. What questions are on your mind, now that you know for sure that Little Jon is from another planet? List 4-10 questions that need to be answered in this book.

 

 

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DUE; Friday, October 26th.  Read chapters 5+6 in the book and complete the following questions.

1. Why does Mary Bean believe that people on Jonís planet are more advanced than we are? Cite evidence from the story that supports this opinion.

 

 

2. Who is Anderson Bush, and what is he looking for?

 

 

3. What is suspicious about Angus Macklin? What is he thinking?

 

4. Who recognizes Jon? How?

 

5. Why is the deputy suspicious?

 

 

 

The Forgotten Door

Homework Questions -- Week Two

All questions are expected to be in complete sentences. Although some answers may be shorter then others, all questions and are intended to have complete and well thought-out answers on separate pieces of paper. Longer essays are noted and they should be a type two writing assignment each. These answers, along with your notes, will be crucial for the essay exam on this novel.

DUE; Tuesday, October 30th. Read chapters 7+8 in the book and complete the following questions.

1. Why doesnít finding the stolen goods clear Jon in Bushís opinion?

 

2. Why did the Beanís wish to talk to Miss Josie Cunningham?

 

3. ESSAY-- Describe what happened at the Bean place while Thomas and Little Jon were in the cave?  Be sure to back-up your thoughts with facts and quotes from the reading.

 

 

4. ESSAY-- Do you think the reaction of the townspeople is written realistically? Why or why not?  Be sure to back-up your opinions with facts and quotes from the reading.

 

 

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DUE; Wednesday, October 31st.  Read chapters 9+10 in the book and complete the following questions.

1. Who is Mrs. Groome, and what does she want?

 

2. How does Little Jon frighten the people in the courtroom?  Be sure to include at least three different people and his or her reactions.

 

 

3. How are the Beanís threatened? Predict what could happen next and by whom.

 

 

4. Why is Miss Josie afraid for Jon? What events could happen?

 

 

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DUE; Friday, November 2nd.  Read chapters 11+12 in the book and complete the following questions. All of these questions in this section require a short answer.

1. Why does Colonel Quinn want Little Jon?

2. What does Thomas decide to do and why?

3. What risks are they taking in trying to help Little Jon?

4. Who is helping the agents? Why?

5. If Jon escapes alone what do you think would happen to the Beans?

6. What makes the Beans agree to go?

7. How did the door work?


"Take me home?"