A Language Older Than Words Test | Final Test - Hard

Derrick Jensen
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jensen say is the link between hot showers and the showers of Treblinka?

2. For what experience does Jensen learn he has been having flashbacks to and not realizing it?

3. What do younger bees in a hive do?

4. Why is Jensen leery of the talking stick?

5. What is not a characteristic of a high-rape culture?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How do the cultural eyeglasses determine the way the people perceive the things that happen around them? What makes up or creates these cultural eyeglasses?

Essay Topic 2

Consider the idea that there is no quick answer to the problems that affect the world. What is your opinion of Jensen's three reasons that he cannot suggest a quick fix to heal the world? Do you agree with his assessments? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In several places in the novel, Jensen questions the idea of individual ownership. For instance, when Jensen cleans his barn he wonders if he owns the mice and can do with them as he wishes just because he owns the barn. What is your opinion of this idea of personal ownership? What can be owned and what cannot?

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