A Wrinkle in Time
Can Three Children Overcome the Force of It?
Chapter 11: Aunt Beast


  • despondency- despair; hopelessness
  • opaque- unable to be seen through
  • trepidation- apprehension; fear
  • linear- in a line
  • temporal- related in time; in time
  • pungent- sharp-smelling

Comprehension Questions

  1. Is Earth a "dark-planet"?
  2. What concept does Meg have a hard time explaining to Aunt Beast?
  3. Describe the functions of the beasts' tentacles.
  4. Why is there no need for color on Ixchel?
  5. Why does Meg trust the beasts more than she trusts Calvin  and her father?
  6. To what does Aunt Beast attribute Meg's harsh and impatient attitude toward Mr. Murry?
  7. How does Calvin describe Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which to the beasts?