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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Shimoda admits to letting the crowd at Troy get to him because he admits to being a _________.



2. How many points is the landing that Shimoda makes, impressing Richard?



3. Shimoda cannot recall this passage about being a Messiah involving _________.



4. What does Richard call the movement of the time period in which people are turning from the material to the spiritual?



5. What kind of biplane does Richard own and use in his gypsy flying business?



Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the character of Donald Shimoda.



2. How does Shimoda respond when the talk show host infers the idea that gypsy piloting is illegal?



3. What does Richard do in order to readjust to the loneliness of not having Shimoda around?



4. What does Shimoda claim to Richard when they first meet?



5. What does Richard do in order to stop himself from thinking?



6. What is the question Richard then formulates when he begins to do the thing which is the answer to #33?



7. What does Shimoda assure Richard about the training to be a Messiah?



8. What does Richard have to say about life when eating dinner with Shimoda in Hammond, Wisconsin?



9. What do gypsy fliers need in order to fly their planes and to land them in the fields?



10. What does the woman caller say about the idea of "doing what you want?"



Essay Topics

The two main characters in this story - Richard and Shimoda - are the central focus of the story, even though this is a story about the idea of illusions.

Part 1: Describe the character of Richard at the start of the story.

Part 2: Describe the character of Shimoda.

Part 3: How do each of the characters change during the course of the story?

Shimoda seems to make things look too easy, frustrating Richard a number of times during the story.

Part 1: What are some of the things Shimoda does that appear to be too easy?

Part 2: How does Richard react to the times when Shimoda does things so effortlessly?

Part 3: What does it say about the idea of a Messiah that they can do things easily? Is it just because they're better people or is there another reason?

Shimoda's plane is a unique one, one that Richard can not help but admire and desire.

Part 1: What kind of plane does Shimoda have?

Part 2: What is so special about Shimoda's plane?

Part 3: Why doesn't anyone besides Richard notice that Shimoda's plane is special?

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