Mutant Message Down Under 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. Where does each person place the leaf with the aim to re-create the leaf?

2. What idea is exchanged between the author and the Aborigine after dinner while sitting in the circle?

3. How does the tribe communicate with the four camels they encounter?

4. Which memebers of the tribe does the author stay up and talk with after being too intrigued about the message she must take back to the Mutant World?

5. Who suddenly begins leading the walk for two straight days?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the cave hold inside of it?

2. What do the animals represent, according to The Real People?

3. Why does the tribe sit in a circle after an evening meal?

4. What does the killing of the snakes for food represent to the tribe?

5. What is the purpose of the spider-webbed hides and Spirit Woman?

6. What do The Real People draw in the sand as the author's totem, yet they have not seen it?

7. How does the tribe treat the elderly female camel after she is killed?

8. How does the author get released back into society?

9. How does the author go about realizing the "grace" of the universe?

10. What happens to the author by the third day of the walk in which she leads?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the literary genre: Memoir. Discuss the 3 major ways in which Memoir differs from fiction and non-fiction. Next, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Memoir. Is this current trend something that is attracting bloggers, diary writers, and other such writers to the field? When is a Memoir considered a literary work of art?

Essay Topic 2

In a discussion about gravy and icing, the author realizes that the Western culture emphasizes the unnecessary over the basic. In what ways is this true? In what ways is it a misconception? Does Western society truly compromise the basics; food, sex, water, reproduction, for fame, fortune and superficiality? Provide examples of Western Culture in your response including figureheads and influential people.

Essay Topic 3

What part of the book is the narrative's spiritual climax - or high point of the authors encounter with her spiritual self in relationship to the larger spiritual world? What are 3 aspects of the climax that stand out as having the most significance in evoking change within the author. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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