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. What does Bankole say is different from the 1990's?

2. How are Allie and Jill related?

3. What do the Solis' and the Mora's have in common with Lauren?

4. What do Lauren and Bankole have in common?

5. Where is the money Lauren digs up hidden?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Trust, or the lack of trust, between individuals is very important in the novel and shows to be instrumental in the success or failure of a community. Select three of the following relationships, and explain how trust between the following characters contributes to the ultimate success or failure of their community:

a. Cory and Mr. Olamina.

b. Lauren and Keith.

c. Lauren and Jo.

d. Lauren and Curtis.

e. Lauren and Harry.

f. Lauren and Bankole.

g. Lauren and Grayson.

Essay Topic 3

Lauren rejects her Baptist upbringing with her more "universal" Earthseed philosophy. Explain how Butler presents the concept of religion in the novel. Does religion seem to be a positive or negative influence? Compare and contrast the religion of Rev. Olamina with the core Earthseed beliefs.

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