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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. Scales: Why are humans draining God's strength?
(a) They are doing drugs.
(b) They require too much attention.
(c) There are too many of them.
(d) They are feeding off of God.

2. Adhesion: Who made humans in this story?
(a) Collectors.
(b) Machines.
(c) Other humans.
(d) Creators.

3. The Unnatural: What happens to you at the end of the story?
(a) You are cannonized.
(b) You are considered a hero.
(c) You kill yourself.
(d) You are murdered.

4. Spirals: What do the creatures ask each new arrival to the afterlife?
(a) Where did you come from?
(b) Take me to your leader?
(c) Do you have an answer?
(d) What is your name?

5. Missing: How does God feel about mankind?
(a) Mankind is a child.
(b) Mankind is a failure.
(c) Mankind is the enemy.
(d) Mankind was just a practice run.

Short Answer Questions

1. Great Expectations: The afterlife in this story is?

2. Adhesion: Why do humans get reincarnated in this afterlife?

3. Spirals: What do the creatures think about humans?

4. Angst: How often do those in the afterlife get a vacation from their job?

5. Adhesion: What happens to people when they die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Great Expectations: In this story the people who create and program afterlives are basically selling a false product, though not intentionally. How is it that people are mistaken in their understanding of the afterlife?

2. Egalitaire: God created life to be good and bad, but then had a problem creating a way to judge people in the afterlife. Why is that?

3. Missing: How does God being a married couple become a problem in this afterlife?

4. Metamorphosis: In this story, people die three deaths. The last death occurs when their name is said for the last time on earth. Why will some people be stuck waiting forever for their name to be called for the final time?

5. Reins: What does God have in common with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi?

6. Descent of Species: What does the human-turned-horse realize right before he can no longer think?

7. Great Expectations: What doe people expect in this afterlife?

8. Spirals: Why do the creatures in this afterlife think humans are so intelligent?

9. The Unnatural: What do you choose in this afterlife that you believe will help the world?

10. Giantess: Why does the princely looking man in this afterlife study humans?

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