Out of the Silent Planet Test | 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. How often do the hross marry?

2. What does Ransom do with the knowledge he acquired on Malacandra?

3. What does Oyarsa say of the history of earth?

4. What happens before Hyoi can turn the boat around and head back?

5. What does Weston think when the Oyarsa asks about the dead hross?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In this book Ransom spends a great deal of time being afraid. What are the main fears that Ransom has? How does he face them? What does he find out about fear from Oyarsa? Why would someone with no fear be "at peace?"

Essay Topic 2

Out of the Silent Planet is an allegory. It is supposed to represent the creation of earth, the fall of the angels from heaven and the fall of humans. Describe parts of the book that you believe correspond to these events.

Essay Topic 3

In this book the eldil communicate mind to mind, which on this earth is called telepathy. A number of psychic powers have been named on this planet. Telepathy, the ability to communicate mind to mind; Clairvoyance - the power or faculty of discerning objects not present to the senses; Precognition - clairvoyance relating to an event or state not yet experienced; Mediumship - the ability to communicate with the dead. These are a few of the so called psychic abilities.

Write an essay about how you feel about psychic phenomena. Do you believe it's possible? Why or Why not? Have you ever experienced it? If so, in what way?

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