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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Dan feel?
2. What does Mama Chia do to her pet bird?
3. Where do Mama Chia, Sachi and Dan go?
4. What does Dan call one of the punks?
5. Where does Mama Chia say Dan will help for a few days?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mama Chia say shape shifting works and explain what you think she means.
2. How does Mama Chia answer Dan's question about having money and supporting his family?
3. What happens with Dan and the punks and do you think it will have significance later?
4. Describe Dan's experience of "rebirth."
5. Why do you think Dan dreads what lies ahead?
6. How does Mama Chia explain the Tower of Seven Floors?
7. What does Mama Chia say about second-floor energies?
8. How does the level at which Dan is in this section manifest in sexual energy?
9. Explain the incident with the starfish and the possible meaning of it.
10. What does Dan say about himself at the beginning of chapter 13, and what do you think he means?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dan talks about death, which has bothered him since the surfboard incident. He recalls an Oberlin student dying despite prayers. Mama Chia says that God always answers prayers but sometimes says no, as do loving parents. Discuss the following:
What is prayer?
Why do you think many people pray?
Do you think most people truly believe their prayers will be answered?
Why does it seem many people are surprised when it appears that their prayer(s) have been answered?
Essay Topic 2
Trace images of the Basic Self throughout the text and thoroughly analyze it and the symbols associated with it.
Trace images of the Conscious Self throughout the text and thoroughly analyze it and the symbols associated with it.
Trace images of the Higher Self throughout the text and thoroughly analyze it and the symbols associated with it.
Essay Topic 3
Mama Chia tells about her friend, Fuji, whose love is photography, who after 30 years loses everything in a fire, but having learned to see life as beauty and harmony, gets over the loss. Discuss the following:
What losses has Dan suffered that would be difficult to let go of?
Often when there is a loss, a gain fills the void. What does Dan gain that fills any loss he suffers?
Have you had a time when you suffered what seems to be an unbearable loss and gained something precious in its place. Explain.
How have you dealt with one significant loss in your life?
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