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