Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the visitors leave with Joe?
2. What do the Americans wish they were drinking?
3. How does Joe think he can count sunrises?
4. What does Joe think is the key to figuring out time?
5. What does Joe think about his teachers?
When one is unconscious, there is no such thing as time, and when fading in and out, people feel time bunch up--like women in labor for three days saying it seems like ten hours. Considering he may have been like this for two years, Bonham feels a panicky dread. He needs to "trap" time and get back into the world. Discuss one of the following:
1. How does Joe Bonham think of time and eventually "trap" time?
2. What are the ways humans measure time and why does Bonham have such difficulty figuring out a system to measure time? Why do you think he wants to know about the passage of time?
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the construct of time? Use examples both from the text and your own experience.
Joe muses on his being a prisoner and as he does so, he empathizes with prisoners throughout the ages. Discuss one of the following:
1. Discuss fully how involuntary confinement affects the human spirit. Use examples from the text and personal experience.
2. Compare and contrast the experience of a prisoner who is one due to his choice to commit a crime versus a prisoner who has done no wrong but is one due to oppression by those stronger than s/he.
3. Are there more humane and rehabilitative methods to confine dangerous or criminal people than the United State's current methods?
If human beings are both body and spirit as many religions suggest, Joe seems to be existing in a grey area--neither fully body nor fully spirit. Discuss the following:
1. What aspects of Joe's present life are most like being in "spirit" form? Give examples and analyze your examples.
2. What aspects of Joe's present life are most like being in "corporal" form? Give examples and analyze your examples.
3. How does Joe's actions over the course of the novel demonstrate his preference for either aspect--body or spirit?
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