A Wrinkle in Time
Can Three Children Overcome the Force of It?
Chapter 9: IT


  • insolent: rude
  • dais: raised platform
  • defer: put off; delay
  • omnipotent: all-powerful
  • miasma- fog; heavy atmosphere

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What helps Meg to realize that Charles Wallace is not himself?
  2. To which character in The Tempest does Calvin compare Charles Wallace?
  3. What do Mrs. Who's glasses enable Meg to do?
  4. When she is finally reunited with him, how does Meg's father disappoint her?
  5. What are Meg's chief faults?