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's response to the idea of the answer to #158 being illegal is that no one can stop them from ________ what they want.

2. Shimoda and Richard remain ___________ should Richard have any questions or need to discuss any problems.

3. What does Richard continue to relive, hoping to change what has happened?

4. When a woman calls in, she points out some must __________, earning their bread by the sweat of their brow.

5. Shimoda asks: Can they be living in four billion _______________?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Richard answer to Shimoda's question of how Richard can expect to impress the workday world when he runs around as a gypsy pilot?

3. What does Shimoda say about the talents and skills Richard and he have?

4. What is Richard doing when he overhears his boyhood favorite song, Greensleeves?

5. Why did Shimoda add the gore of a shotgun death?

6. What happens when Richard is refueling his plane?

7. What does Shimoda declare about humans in general? What are they capable of?

8. Why does Richard dream about airplanes when he is sleeping?

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

10. What does Shimoda do after Richard states that he thinks he is finally beginning to understand the idea of walking through walls?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although he used to be a Messiah, Shimoda seems to have troubles controlling his patience. This seems to be in conflict with what he can do for Richard.

Part 1: Describe one instance in which Shimoda becomes impatient with Richard.

Part 2: What might be the reason for Shimoda becoming so impatient with Richard?

Part 3: How does Shimoda's impatience help Richard's progress? How does it hurt Richard's progress?

Essay Topic 2

Shimoda's quitting his role as the Mechanic Messiah or the American Avatar is one that continues to show readers a new side of being all knowing and all powerful.

Part 1: Why has Shimoda decided to come back to everyday life as a pilot after being the Master?

Part 2: What are some of the problems with coming back to everyday life after having been a Messiah?

Part 3: What is Shimoda's opinion of Jesus and his role as a Messiah? What does he think about the idea of Jesus quitting his job?

Essay Topic 3

This book is a journey for the reader as much as it is a journey for Richard. But Richard's journey seems to take a few turns here and there.

Part 1: What is the point at which Richard seems to accept his spiritual journey?

Part 2: At which points does Richard seem to disbelieve the idea he can become a Master?

Part 3: Does Richard seem to be a good candidate to be a Master? Why or why not?

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