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

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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. Shimoda tries to explain to Richard that __________ does not affect reality.

2. The question that a person does have to ask is, "Is this what I really want __________?"

3. What do Richard and Shimoda eat when they are at the cafe together?

4. Shimoda tests Richard by questioning his value as a part of society when he runs around as a ____________.

5. What is the name of the host on the talk show Shimoda and Richard are on?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Shimoda think is a great way to run the universe?

3. What is the concise answer Richard gives to Shimoda's question from #45?

4. What is a thought form used for, according to Shimoda?

5. Describe the vision that Shimoda walks back with after walking toward the shadow?

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

7. When the woman caller demands to know how Shimoda can say the things he does, what does he respond?

8. When does Shimoda confess to feeling lonely in his life?

9. What does Richard ask Shimoda as they are eating at a cafe in Ryerson, Ohio?

10. What does Shimoda tell Richard to do in order to help Richard get straight answers from him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of 'like attracting like' is another idea that continues to emerge and to develop as the story unfolds.

Part 1: Explain the idea of 'like attracts like.'

Part 2: What is the first example of like attracting like in this story?

Part 3: Cite at least two other ways in which 'like attracts like' in this story.

Essay Topic 3

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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