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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. Why didn't Much-Afraid want to go when Sorrow and Suffering started on a downward path?
2. What did the Shepherd give Much-Afraid to help her ascent of the mountainside?
3. What did Much-Afraid do to remember the altar and what she did there?
4. Just when she realized how impossible it would be to climb the mountain, what did Suffering point out?
5. What did Much-Afraid find out when she went to the sheepfolds and asked if the Chief Shepherd was there?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Much-Afraid do before she and the twin sisters continued on their journey?
2. Why is the golden flower named Acceptance-with-Joy?
3. What did Much-Afraid find growing in her heart?
4. Why was Much-Afraid so drawn to the Chief Shepherd?
5. In what ways did Much-Afraid change as she walked the long journey along the Shores of Loneliness?
6. What was Much-Afraid's biggest mistake when Pride caught up with her the first time on the trail?
7. What is the furnace of Egypt?
8. What happened when Much-Afraid was trapped at the cliff on the Shores of Loneliness?
9. Where were Much-Afraid and her traveling companions to cross the body of water that they reached to get to the other side, and what did they find there?
10. Why is Much-Afraid so unwilling to have the twins, Sorrow and Suffering, as her companions on the journey to the High Places?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Besides her deformities, what were Much-Afraid's biggest struggles? How did she overcome them? When she could not overcome then what did she do?
Essay Topic 2
In the story, Sorrow and Suffering were twins. Why did the writer make them twins? In what way do Sorrow and Suffering go together? What does their description tell you about them?
Essay Topic 3
How difficult are the various parts of the journey compared to one another? An example being, the beginning of the story where Much-Afraid made the decision to follow the Shepherd vs. the final part of the journey where she must give over her need for human love as a burnt offering. Do the challenges she faces get progressively more difficult? Or, is the difficulty collective, in that as she tires from the journey the challenges seem more difficult? In any case, what is it that gives her the strength to continue?
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