A Language Older Than Words Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Derrick Jensen
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 114 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the A Language Older Than Words Lesson Plans

Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jensen indicate is the key to interspecies communication?

2. Where do the Maori people live?

3. What activity does Jensen dream that he is doing?

4. By what means does Jensen not get the meat that he eats?

5. How did William Doherty die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Jensen's experience with Crohn's disease?

2. Under what circumstances did the plants become attuned to the brine shrimp?

3. What was Jensen's childhood like?

4. Why did Jensen's bees die?

5. What does Jensen mean when he says that he "died" to Crohn's disease?

6. Describe a conversation of death.

7. What does Jensen say is the real lesson of Jesus?

8. In what ways does Jensen write in the chapter "The Safety of Metaphor" that the salmon and humans are similar?

9. How does food exemplify the difficulty of withdrawing oneself from the current economy?

10. What activities do Jensen's students participate in during his creative writing class and what is the purpose of these activities?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In his chapter "Claims to Virtue," Jensen mentions that Jesus is a feminist of sorts. Search the Christian Bible for examples of Jesus' actions that may have lead Jensen to this conclusion. Describe what you find and explain if you agree or disagree with Jensen's belief.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the idea in the chapter entitled "Violence" that by not killing the goose earlier Jensen caused two deaths. How responsible do you feel that Jensen is for the death of the hen? Is he just as guilty as the goose? How does this idea translate into the idea of criminals set free to kill, rape or steal again? Are those who set him free just as guilty as the criminal?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the idea of silencing as introduced by Jensen in the first chapter of his book. Do you believe he is correct in his interpretation of the way humans behave? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 873 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the A Language Older Than Words Lesson Plans