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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the basic self become?
(a) A child.
(b) A unicorn.
(c) A circle.
(d) A star.
2. What does Mama Chia do after Dan has slept for 36 hours?
(a) Sends him on a mystical journey.
(b) Rouses him.
(c) Sends him back to the mainland.
(d) Sends him back to Oahu on the surfboard.
3. Why does the author do what he does on his wedding night?
(a) He is depressed.
(b) His wife falls asleep first.
(c) He and his wife love to skydive.
(d) He and his wife are camping.
4. Who takes care of Dan when he is recovering from his days at sea?
5. What kind of juice do Ruth and Dan have to drink when they first meet?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mama Chia draw in the sand?
2. What does Mama Chia say about the energies?
3. What does the author do on his wedding night?
4. What are the Basic Self, Conscious Self and Higher Self?
5. Simply put, what are Dan's instructions when he gets to Makapuu Beach?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Dan decide to stop over in Hawaii and what do you think is the reason for his layover?
2. Dan falls asleep, which could be what is called in literary terms, a "narrative contrivance." What do you think that means in context of this story and Dan falling asleep?
3. Why is Dan depressed on his honeymoon?
4. What is the island of Molokai and why is it appropriate that Dan wash up on its shore?
5. Dan imagines all sorts of monsters floating beneath his surfboard; what might this metaphorically represent?
6. What do you think about what Mama Chia says about suffering?
7. Chapter four opens with what quote and what do you think it means?
8. What is the phrase that Ruth uses that catches Dan's attention and how would you characterize their encounter?
9. What is the irony of Dan's situation out on the vast Pacific Ocean?
10. What does Dan do while in India?
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