Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The Elder Gull tells Jonathan that the key is knowing that one has already _________ when it comes to the way he moves from place to place.
2. How far are the gulls on Earth from Heaven?
3. What does Jonathan feel he was born to do?
4. Sullivan declares Jonathan has less fear of _____ than any gull in 10,000 years.
5. If you learn nothing, Jonathan finds out, the next world is ________.
Essay Topic 1
The Flock Elders seem to be quite set in their ways, establishing an authoritarian body that doesn't take into consideration the individual needs and desires of the Gulls.
Part 1: In what ways do the Flock Elders control the other Gulls?
Part 2: How does the power of the Flock Elders affect the Gulls in the Flock?
Part 3: Does it seem as though the Flock Elders need to change their ideas? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
It seems that in the definition of reincarnation, Gulls do not come back as anything other than Gulls. This seems strange as traditional thoughts on reincarnation say that animals come back as other animals and even humans.
Part 1: Why don't Gulls come back as anything besides Gulls?
Part 2: What does Chiang say will help to break this cycle of coming back as the same species again and again?
Part 3: Why might Gulls be the only species who come back as the same thing? What reasons can you provide?
Essay Topic 3
The existence of an afterlife is something that becomes a crucial part of the knowledge and the development of some of the Gulls in this book. But the definition of this afterlife is a little harder to grasp.
Part 1: How does the knowledge of the afterlife affect Johnathan?
Part 2: What does Jonathan learn about the idea of the afterlife? How is it described to him?
Part 3: Why does Jonathan simply accept the idea of an afterlife as it is given to him?
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