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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does the Shepherd's Father live?
2. What had the Shepherd told Much-Afraid that she now knew was true?
3. What are the names of the twins who are to help Much-Afraid on her journey?
4. What did Much-Afraid do when she found the Shepherd at the trysting place?
5. As she sat exhausted at the foot of the precipice, why didn't Much-Afraid want to call the Shepherd even though Sorrow and Suffering wanted her to?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Sorrow and Suffering suggest to help Much-Afraid's injury heal so she could finish the trip up the precipice?
2. After fearing she missed her appointment with the Shepherd, what did Much-Afraid do that was so unlike her?
3. What did Much-Afraid do when she heard she had missed the Shepherd?
4. What did the men watching the sheep tell Much-Afraid when she asked about the Chief Shepherd?
5. What happened when Much-Afraid was trapped at the cliff on the Shores of Loneliness?
6. What is the Shepherd's message in the metaphors about the threshing and the pottery?
7. Why was Much-Afraid so drawn to the Chief Shepherd?
8. As the Shepherd and Much-Afraid walk toward the High Places, how does the Shepherd compare the flowers to life's victories?
9. Why was Much-Afraid so upset when she awoke in the middle of the night following the assault of the Fearling clan?
10. Why is the golden flower named Acceptance-with-Joy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 15, "The Floods", Much-Afraid is so frustrated she considers throwing away her memory stones. As she looks at them, what are the lessons she remembers from each stone?
Essay Topic 2
When a baby is born parents either choose a name they like, or they look at the meaning of various names and choose one that represents the characteristics they hope their child will possess, one a name that holds a symbolic meaning to them. In what way is this similar or different to the names the Shepherd chooses for the characters who make it to the High Places? This is a general question, although good examples are the new names give to Much-Afraid, Sorrow and Suffering. What does their new name tell you about them? What does it tell you about the Shepherd?
Essay Topic 3
The names of each character also hold a great deal of significance. List the names of those people mentioned in the story who do not follow the Shepherd, and explain what they not only tell you about the character, but also what they may represent? Do the same for the characters who do follow the Shepherd.
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