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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. When Much-Afraid called out to the Shepherd, what did He do to the four attackers?
2. Where does the Shepherd plant the seed?
3. Why didn't Much-Afraid want to go when Sorrow and Suffering started on a downward path?
4. What did She do after the Shepherd spoke to her?
5. What did Much-Afraid and her companions find on the other side of the causeway?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Much-Afraid so unwilling to have the twins, Sorrow and Suffering, as her companions on the journey to the High Places?
2. What was the Shepherd's advice before he left Much-Afraid at the Shore of Loneliness?
3. Where was the Shepherd going to take Much-Afraid to get away from her family and start a new life?
4. What was the Shepherd's promise just before he left Much-Afraid, Sorrow, and Suffering to begin their journey?
5. As the Shepherd and Much-Afraid walk toward the High Places, how does the Shepherd compare the flowers to life's victories?
6. Who showed up at the foot of the precipice to try to talk Much-Afraid out of continuing her journey to the High Places?
7. What did Much-Afraid do when she heard she had missed the Shepherd?
8. Why is the golden flower named Acceptance-with-Joy?
9. What did Much-Afraid do before she and the twin sisters continued on their journey?
10. What did Sorrow and Suffering suggest to help Much-Afraid's injury heal so she could finish the trip up the precipice?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What do the altars in the novel represent? How do they relate to people in real life?
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
What do the different characters show the readers about themselves? Do the characters show the readers anything about themselves, like traits that a positive or negative in some way? List some characters and their traits and explain how they may all relate to a single person.
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