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Ender’s Game Questions. Chapter 1 Questions. 1. Why are adults keeping secrets from Ender? 2. Who is Peter? How does he treat Ender? (2-3 sentences) 3. Does Ender’s fight with Stilson make him a monster? Why/why not? (2-3 sentences). Chapter 2. Why do you think Peter treats Ender so badly?

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Ender s game questions

Ender’s Game Questions


Chapter 1 questions

Chapter 1 Questions

  • 1. Why are adults keeping secrets from Ender?

  • 2. Who is Peter? How does he treat Ender? (2-3 sentences)

  • 3. Does Ender’s fight with Stilson make him a monster? Why/why not? (2-3 sentences)


Chapter 2

Chapter 2

  • Why do you think Peter treats Ender so badly?

  • Is Peter a monster?


Chapter 3 questions

Chapter 3 Questions

  • Why does Ender say he hurt Stilson so bad? Why is this important?

  • What is the significance of being a ‘third’? What does it mean? Why is it important?

  • What is the reason that Ender would not want to go to battle school?

  • Why do you think Ender goes?


Chapter 4 questions

Chapter 4 questions

  • 1. What is the meaning of “Individual human beings are tools that others use to help us all survive?”

  • 2. How do the adults plan to treat Ender? What is their plan to help him become stronger?

  • 3. What does the incident in the shuttle tell us about Ender? Was he justified in his actions?


Chapter 5 questions

Chapter 5 questions

  • 1. Ender works hard to express his feelings in private and not show homesickness in front of any other person. Why does he do this?

  • 2. What is positive and what is negative about showing feelings?

  • 3. What is positive and what is negative about not showing feelings?

  • 4. How did Ender beat Bernard?


Chapter 6

Chapter 6

  • What is the purpose of “Giant’s Game”?

  • How should Ender feel about his success at this game? Is he a murderer?


Chapter 7

Chapter 7

  • What does Alai say to Ender on the bottom of page 69? Why is this important?

  • What does the phrase “just living” mean in this chapter? How would you feel if you were in his situation?

  • How did Petra help Ender? How is her friendship a problem for Ender?

  • What does Ender learn about leadership and tactics from Bonzo?


Chapter 8

Chapter 8

  • Graff says, “Ender Wiggin is ten times smarter and stronger than I am.” Explain what he means.

  • What is important about the quote: “So teach me.” “So learn.”

  • Why is Ender’s response to an attack important?

  • What did the scene with the snake and Peter’s reflection mean?

  • How does the game know?

  • What is important about the last paragraph in the chapter?


Chapter 9

Chapter 9

  • Is Peter or Valentine in control of their plan? Who is manipulating whom? How can you tell? (3 – 4 sentences)

  • Why is Ender still angry?


Chapter 10

Chapter 10

  • What kind of leader is Ender? What is his style?

  • What did Ender do to Bean? Why?

  • What is important about the end of the chapter? Was Ender’s reaction a mistake or was it what the teachers wanted?


Chapter 11

Chapter 11

  • How does the computer know Ender so well?

  • Why is it so important that Ender does not lose any games?

  • Why are the teachers pushing Ender so hard?

  • What is the importance of the last two sentences in the chapter?


Chapter 12

Chapter 12

  • Why did Ender provoke Bonzo?

  • Who was Stilson? Why was Ender thinking of him?

  • Why does Ender still expect help from the teachers?

  • Did you know what happened to Stilson? Were there any clues in previous chapters?

  • Why do you think the teachers kept it a secret?


Chapter 13

Chapter 13

  • Why does Graff send Valentine to speak with Ender?

  • Why does Ender hate himself?

  • How does Valentine think Ender and Peter have changed?

  • Why does Graff say that war with the buggers must happen?

  • What new device did humans invent to help them defeat the buggers? (p. 248-249)

  • What does Graff tell Ender they are training him to do?


Chapter 14

Chapter 14

  • 1. What disturbs Ender about Eros? How does Ender figure out the truth about Eros?

  • 2. How is Mazer different from Ender’s other teachers?

  • 3. Why had Mazer been dishonest with Ender? Do you think Ender could have handled the truth?

  • 4. Did they push the children too far? Was it worth it?

  • 5. Is Ender a hero or a monster? Why?


Chapter 15

Chapter 15

  • How does Ender feel about the deaths of Stilson and Bonzo?

  • Why did Valentine not want Ender to return to earth?

  • What did Ender find in the on the new planet?

  • What would you have done with what he found?


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