A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Section 1: Chapters 1-3

  1. antagonistic: showing or feeling active opposition or hostility toward someone or something
  2. assimilate: take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully
  3. belligerent: hostile and aggressive
  4. inadvertent: not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning
  5. indignation: anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
  6. morass: a complicated or confused situation
  7. prodigious: remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree
Comprehension Questions
  1. The unusual thing about Charles Wallace is that he didn’t start talking until he was four years old. Pg. 13
  2. Mrs. Whatsit confirms the existence of a tesseract and that stuns Mrs. Murry. pg. 27
  3. Meg gets sent to the principal’s because she was rude to her teacher. Pg. 30
  4. Charles Wallace wants Meg to go visit Mrs. Whatsit with him. Pg. 34
  5. Charles Wallace knows the tesseract is something big because his mother gets upset when the tesseract is mentioned by Mrs. Whatsit. Pg. 34
  6. Calvin says he came to the cabin to get away from his family. Pg. 38
  7. Charles Wallace decides that he believes Calvin. Pg. 40
  8. Meg’s fears were calmed by Calvin’s strong hand at her elbow and Fort pressing against her leg. Pg. 41
  9. Calvin makes Meg angry by asking questions about her father. Pg. 57
  10. Mrs. Whatsit reveals that Mrs. Who is a few billion years old. Pg. 63
  11. Meg became good at math because she and her father used to play with numbers. Pg. 50
  12. The government says that Mr. Murry is in on a secret and dangerous mission. Pg. 59,60
  13. Mrs. Which doesn’t fully materialize because it’s too tiring to do so. Pg. 63

Section 2: Chapters 4-6

  1. aberration: a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome
  2. ephemeral: lasting for a very short time
  3. inexorable: impossible to stop or prevent
  4. myopic: lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight precipitous-dangerously high or steep
  5. propitious: giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable
  6. sonorous: a voice that is imposingly deep and full
Comprehension Questions
  1. Mrs. Whatsit explains that Mrs. Who uses quotes because she has a hard time verbalizing. Pg. 69
  2. Meg is told she must learn patience in order to see her father. Pg. 71
  3. The children are shown a dark shadow in the darkened sky. Pg. 81
  4. Mrs. Whatsit tells the children they will be helping their father do something difficult. Pg. 84
  5. After leaving Uriel, the children can’t stop at the first planet, because it was a two dimensional place and they couldn’t breathe there. Pg. 90
  6. Mrs Whatsit is exactly 2,379,152,497 years, 8 months, and 3 days old. Pg. 95
  7. The Happy Medium doesn’t want the children to see the earth because it is covered by the dark Thing. Pg. 99
  8. Seeing Meg’s mother made Meg feel mad and that helped her to not be scared. Pg. 109
  9. The final planet did not seem frightening to Meg because the landscape and town looked familiar. Pg. 111
  10. Mrs. Whatsit warns Charles that pride and arrogance could betray him. Pg. 114
  11. All the Children were playing in an identical way and that was very strange. Pg. 115
  12. The mother on Camazotz describes an aberration as a child dropping a ball. Pg. 118
  13. Charles Wallace thinks the children should go to Cental Central Intelligence to learn about Camazotz. Pg. 123

Section 3: Chapters 7-9

  1. bilious: affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting
  2. bravado: a bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate emanate-originate from; be produced by
  3. miasma: a highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor
  4. oblique: neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specified or implied line; slanting pedantic-of or like a pedant
  5. pinion: the outer part of a bird’s wing including the flight feathers
Comprehension Questions
  1. The man who speaks to the children’s minds, claims to assume all the pain ,and responsibilities ,and burdens of thought and decisions. Pg. 135
  2. Charles Wallace quotes nursery rhymes to try and prevent his mind from being controlled. Pg. 135, 136
  3. Meg made the voice angry by tackling Charles Wallace to the ground. Pg. 140
  4. Charles Wallace can’t tase the food like Meg and Calvin because he is able to completely shut out the man from his mind. Pg. 144
  5. Charles Wallace is suddenly able to taste food because he gave over his mind to the man. Pg. 148
  6. On Camazotz people who are sick are just put to sleep. Pg. 154
  7. The little boy with the red ball was at Central Central Intelligence because they were reprograming him to never desire to deviate again. Pg. 158
  8. The voice from Charles Wallace tells Meg that she must go to IT in order to save Mr. Murry. Pg. 162
  9. Calvin tries to reach Charles by quoting Shakespeare and staring into his eyes. Pg. 162
  10. Meg uses the spectacles that Mrs Who gave her to rescue her father. Pg. 164
  11. Meg recites the Gettysburg Address to keep her mind from being controlled by IT. Pg. 176
  12. Meg fears that all the people including Charles Wallace would be destroyed if IT was destroyed. Pg. 178
  13. Mr Murry, Meg and Calvin tesser out of the room to escape from IT. Pg. 179

Section 4: Chapters 10-12

  1. despondent: in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
  2. pungent: having a sharply strong taste or smell
  3. relinquish: voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up
  4. spasm: a sudden involuntary muscular contraction
  5. tic: a habitual spasmodic contraction of the muscles
  6. trepidation: a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen vestige-a trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
Comprehension Questions
  1. Mr. Murry and Calvin are able to hold out against IT because IT isn’t used to being refused. Pg. 181
  2. IT offered Mr. Murry complete rest and he almost gave into IT. Pg. 181
  3. Charles was susceptible to IT because he thought he could go into IT and come out again. Pg. 182
  4. Meg accuses her father of leaving Charles Wallace on Camazotz. Pg. 188
  5. The Beasts want to know if people on Earth were used to visitors from other planets. Pg. 195
  6. Meg finds it difficult to explain eyesight to the creatures of Ixchel. Pg. 199
  7. When Meg is comforted by Aunt Beast she has a feeling that the beast would be able to love her no matter what she said or did. Pg. 202
  8. The creatures of Ixchel find Earthly language utterly simple and limited. Pg. 206
  9. Meg realizes that it has to be her to go rescue Charles Wallace because Charles understands Meg. Pg. 216
  10. Meg’s solution for rescuing Charles was to go directly to It. Pg. 225
  11. Mrs Whatsit compares life to a sonnet and says people are given the form but have freedom within it. Pg. 219
  12. Mrs. Which gives Meg the gift of knowing she has something IT does not have and Mrs. Who gives Meg a passage of scripture. Pg. 222
  13. Me finally realizes that she has love and that IT does not. Pg. 228