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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 do the Shammat want to do with Benjamin in Chapter 26?
2. What does George tell Rachel, in Chapter 28, to help her deal with the news she receives?
3. What ideology is described as most dangerous, in Chapter 19?
4. Who is Raymond Watts?
5. What longing does George express, in his letters in Chapter 29?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the top-secret letter relayed in Chapter 26 say about George, Benjamin and John Brent-Oxford?
2. How does Rachel feel after meeting the Muslim family she describes in Chapter 24?
3. Which two families does Johor consider for his reincarnation, and which does he ultimately pick?
4. What roles do George and John Brent-Oxford play in the mock trial?
5. What does Chen Liu report about George in Chapter 32?
6. What does Johor do, in Chapter 20, while on his way to incarnation?
7. Who is Sharma?
8. What are the effects of short lifespans, as explained in Chapter 14?
9. How does Rachel feel about the conversations George has with his teacher, Hasan?
10. What is reported in Chapter 19 regarding the state of religious ideologies on Shikasta?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Johor describes the religion of the whites, presumably some form of Christianity, as being the most bigoted religion in human history. What can we infer, as a result of this description, about the author's attitude toward organized religion? Why does she describe this religion in such a negative fashion? What, specifically, does Johor dislike about this religion? What are his suggestions for improving it, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the book to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
The description of the British in this novel is very negative. Why are they portrayed in such a derogatory fashion? What do they do wrong? How do they interact with citizens of other places? What can we infer about the author's attitude toward the British people, based on the manner in which they are described in the novel? Be sure to cite specific examples from the book to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
The mock trial is one of the most important events in the novel. Who stages the trial? Who is being prosecuted, and why? Who are the defense and prosecuting attorneys? What arguments are made at the trial? How does the trial end? What is the final result of the trial? Does it change anything in Shikastan society? If so, what? Be sure to cite specific examples from the book to support your thesis.
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