A Wrinkle in Time
Can Three Children Overcome the Force of It?
Chapter 1: Mrs. Whatsit


  • wraithlike- ghostlike
  • uncanny- weird
  • diction- choice of words
  • prodigious- amazing
  • supine- lying down
  • relinquished- gave up

Comprehension Questions

  1. What has upset Meg today, and what larger issue is upsetting her in general?
  2. Meg is more than upset. Describe her emotional state before she meets Charles Wallace in the kitchen, including the way she is feeling about herself.
  3. How are Sandy and Dennys different from the other members of the Murray family?
  4. What actions of Charles Wallace’s indicate that he has a "sixth sense" when it comes to Meg?
  5. Why do people believe that Charles Wallace is dumb?
  6. Never having been told where Charles Wallace lives, how did Mrs. Whatsit find his house?
  7. What is unusual about the way Charles Wallace speaks to Mrs. Whatsit?

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