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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 the tiger do?
2. What does the third window show?
3. Where is Dan at the opening to chapter 13?
4. How is she determined to live?
5. According to Mama Chia, what does shape shifting involve?
Short Essay Questions
1. What task does Mama Chia give Dan and how does he handle it?
2. Explain Mama Chia's thoughts about who she, Dan and Socrates are.
3. From whom does Dan ask permission to be there and what do you think this is symbolic of?
4. What does the third level concern?
5. To whom does Mama Chia want Dan to be grateful and what does that mean?
6. How does Mama Chia say shape shifting works and explain what you think she means.
7. How does Mama Chia explain the Tower of Seven Floors?
8. What does Dan say about himself at the beginning of chapter 13, and what do you think he means?
9. What do you think Mama Chia means when she says one must clean the lower floors before ascending to higher floors?
10. What is the path to the heart? Does this seem difficult?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Mama Chia tells a story about Sachi, who goes up to her baby brother and asks, "'Baby, tell me what God feels like. I'm starting to forget.'" Discuss the following:
What do you think this story means?
Do you think traditional religions would have an explanation for this story?
Do you think infants and young children are closer to God than older children and adults? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Dan says that Mama Chia mentions an Arab aphorism, "Trust God but tie the camel." Discuss the following:
Research and discuss the origins of this saying and to what it originally applied.
How does Mama Chia use it in the context of this book? Does it seem appropriate?
How does Dan respond to her statement? Does he "tie his camel"? Discuss fully.
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