A Wrinkle in Time
Can Three Children Overcome the Force of It?
Chapter 5: The Tesseract


  • perturbed-greatly disturbed
  • dissolution-disintegration
  • sonorous-full and impressive in sound
  • medium- one who acts as a channel of communication between worlds

Comprehension Questions

  1. In which dimension do the children, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which travel?
  2. How does Mrs. Which almost kill the children?
  3. Why is the Happy Medium reluctant to show the children Earth?
  4. According to Mrs. Whatsit, why is Earth such a troubled planet?
  5. What is the Dark Thing?
  6. Without naming names, who in general have been great fighters of the Dark Thing?
The Tesseract Hypercube