Parable of the Sower Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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. What does Harry call Lauren's wound?

2. What is Tori's ethnic background?

3. Where is the money Lauren digs up hidden?

4. What is the "magic word" that Lauren says to the woman and child that makes them stay?

5. What does Bankole say that Earthseed reminds him of?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Lauren says early in the novel that God might just be whatever it is that makes you feel "special and protected". She outlines various different ways people conceptualize God. For each of the following ideas of God, cite examples from the text that show people believing in this type of Deity, and explain how this belief influences the character's actions:

a. God as a "super person"--Big Daddy, Cop, King, etc.

b. God as a punisher.

c. God as Nature.

d. God as a spirit/a force/ the ultimate reality.

Essay Topic 2

Explain whether or not you classify this novel as science fiction. What elements of science fiction are present?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the government in America at the time of the story. What problems does the government face and how is it trying to solve those problems? How does the crisis facing the government affect Lauren's actions and the actions of the other characters?

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