Mutant Message Down Under Test | Mid-Book 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. What is the name of the native Australian people?

2. Who does the man who reads the author's palm say she will meet while she is in Australia?

3. Who does the author prayerfully thank at the end of the evening?

4. Where does the setting of the book take place?

5. What kind of narrative is the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do The Real People believe that illness and/or injury is really an opportunity for?

2. Why does the author write that the flower the girl wore throughout the day "had meaning" and that her friend's diamonds "had value".

3. Describe the beginning of each day as the author experiences several weeks of walking.

4. What are gravy and icing a symbol of?

5. What does Regal Black Swan tell the author about the flies and why they are here to help and how she cannot survive without them?

6. How does the author learn she has been accepted by the natives?

7. Describe the main character in "A Woman's Journey Into Dreamtime Australia"?

8. Explain what Ooota means when he says that mental telepathy is the preferred means of communication for The Real People (Aborigines)?

9. What does the tribe discuss after the injury/healing experience?

10. Why does the tribe believe is the reason why Great Stone Hunter was injured?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Research the Aboriginal People from the middle of the 20th century to today. What has been their major causes of societal ills and concerns? What politics have played a part in their social position? How has racism affected their very way of life? What does their future look like, even with sweeping changes (or lack thereof). Use references from the text to cross-analyze your findings with that of your research.

Essay Topic 2

In the book it is stated that the core experience of all Mutants is that they live and work from a place of fear instead of love and awareness and abundance. Trace the dismantling of the author's fear through her journey. How does the author move from a place of fear into love. Describe the steps of her journey and support your findings with textual evidence.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the idea of competition. After The Creation Game is played, the author teaches the Aboriginals Western games that involve competition, to which the Aboriginals do not find fun. Is competition a societal ill, or is it truly Darwinian? What elements of science lend itself to proving competition exists and is beneficial to the human condition? Contrast this definition with the Aboriginal dislike and distrust of competition.

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