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?"
The scene in which Richard and Shimoda go to the movies is an interesting one, one that seems to have a number of layers to it - as well as lessons.
Part 1: Describe the scene in which Richard and Shimoda go to the movies.
Part 2: How does Shimoda challenge Richard when they are at the movie?
Part 3: What does Richard learn from going to the movies with Shimoda?
The idea of magnetizing is another lesson that Richard needs to learn as he is becoming a master.
Part 1: Describe the idea of magnetizing.
Part 2: Describe Richard's first attempt at magnetizing.
Part 3: What does Shimoda say Richard should have done in order to make Richard's magnetizing attempt more successful?
The title of this story seems to be referenced at a number of points, but it doesn't always get fully explained to the reader.
Part 1: Why do you think the title of the book, Illusions?
Part 2: What are some of the illusions pointed out in this story?
Part 3: What is the importance of learning that the world is filled with illusions?
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