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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. Why should Dan meditate by the waterfall?
(a) No particular reason.
(b) If he needs to prove something to himself.
(c) So the sound blocks out his thoughts.
(d) To really hear the waterfall.
2. What do four Hawaiian punks do?
(a) Beat up Dan.
(b) Give Dan drugs.
(c) Are disrespectful to Mama Chia.
(d) Bother Sachi.
3. What does Dan feel?
(d) The nature spirits everywhere.
4. How does Dan embrace life after facing death?
(a) Through sexual energy.
(b) Through writing a poem.
(c) Through plunging off the cliff into the ocean.
(d) By singing a paen to the gods of the island.
5. When Dan stops being an observer to become part of the community, what happens?
(a) He understands Mama Chia's purpose.
(b) He is ready to leave.
(c) He realizes how shallow he is.
(d) He stops worrying about catching leprosy.
Short Answer Questions
1. With what does Dan struggle as they are walking along the cliff?
2. According to Mama Chia, what does shape shifting involve?
3. Until the fourth floor, around what are the many kinds of love centered?
4. What do Mama Chia and Dan do with the thousands of starfish washed up on the beach?
5. To whom does Mama Chia wish Dan to be grateful?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do you think Mama Chia means when she says that "The Great Leap" is frightful, but above the heart, it becomes "an elevator ride?"
2. How does Mama Chia explain the Tower of Seven Floors?
3. Explain Mama Chia's thoughts about who she, Dan and Socrates are.
4. What does the third level concern?
5. What is foreshadowed in this section?
6. Does Dan change his mind about the settlement? How?
7. What is the path to the heart? Does this seem difficult?
8. How does the level at which Dan is in this section manifest in sexual energy?
9. What does Mama Chia say about second-floor energies?
10. Why do you think Dan dreads what lies ahead?
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