Parable of the Sower 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 old is Zahra when she marries Richard?

2. What does Lauren tell Harry to buy in Chapter 19?

3. How many hours does the group decide to make each watch?

4. How does the neighborhood attackers get in?

5. What is Travis' mother's job?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Based on Lauren's experience creating Earthseed, she describes it more as a process of discovering or uncovering an existing Truth, rather than creating a new religion from scratch. Explain how this process of revelation occurs to Lauren over time. What events seem to precipitate new revelations for her?

Essay Topic 2

Lauren and others acquire "hyperempathy syndrome", which makes them feel both the pleasure and pain of those around them.

a. How does this syndrome affect the lives of those who have it?

b. What are the drawbacks and what are the benefits?

c. What is the effect of knowing that she contracts the disease from her drug-abusing mother? Does it make the disease seem more like a curse and less like a "superpower"?

d. How does having this syndrome affect your relationships with others?

e. Do you think the syndrome is real or that the sensations are illusions? Explain, based on evidence from the text?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the qualities that Lauren has that make her a good leader. Using examples from the text, describe how she manages to convince people to join her group. What is it about her that seems to make people trust her or believe in her?

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