Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Dan Millman
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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 Mama Chia say Dan has become?

2. What happens when Mama Chia throws the bird in the air.

3. How is she determined to live?

4. What do Mama Chia and Dan do with the thousands of starfish washed up on the beach?

5. When Dan stops being an observer to become part of the community, what happens?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Dan has a stopover in Hawaii, he decides to search for a woman about whom Socrates told him. Discuss the following:

How likely is it that Dan will find the woman for whom he is searching in a city of several hundred thousand (at that time)people? Do you think the fact that he finds her is miraculous or coincidental?

Dan might say his finding Ruth Johnson is not coincidental but rather serendipitous or perhaps meant to be. Discuss this idea.

What does it say about Dan or Dan's situation that he even attempts such a daunting task as finding a woman whose name, age, place of work or home is unknown in a city the size of Honolulu?

Essay Topic 2

Dan Millman decides to go to India in search of some sort of spiritual enlightenment. Discuss the following:

Why does Millman think he needs to go to India?

Why do you think many Westerners go to places such as India and Tibet in search of spiritual enlightenment?

Do you think Dan could have found what he needed where he lives in Ohio?

Essay Topic 3

When Dan admits to Mama Chia that he is drained and depressed, she says that he is on the right track. Discuss one of the following:

How do you think something like depression or fatigue can mean one is on the right track in a search for spiritual enlightenment? Discuss fully with examples from the text and personal experience.

If Dan is on the right track as he is feeling drained and depressed, what do you think Mama Chia's response would be at this point in the book if Dan said he is elated and optimistic? Explain fully.

What can states of being such as depression teach someone? Elaborate fully.

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