The Story of B Test | Final Test - Hard

Daniel Quinn
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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. B says what word is understood anywhere in the world?

2. With what sentence does Jared end his Epilogue?

3. B says the good news is that culture is not what?

4. What mythologist does B make reference to in "The Collapse of Values"?

5. What is the name of Jared's doctor at the recovery center?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does B say Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" caused a change in the world?

2. In B's metaphor about boiling a frog, when does he say the water first begins to heat up for Man?

3. What happens when Jared visits Lulfre after fleeing the Company Farm?

4. Even though B says cultural collapse is occurring, what does he say the good news is?

5. What happens when Jared smashes his ammonite fossil?

6. How are Charles, Shirin, and Jared all B?

7. Why does Jared believe the tribal lifestyle worked?

8. How does Jared reply when Albrecht sneeringly asks if he is now B when they think Shirin is dead?

9. Why does B argue with what people in the 1950s said about Man and his place in the scheme of things?

10. How does Jared lose the tapes he had recorded of B's lectures?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore Jared's wavering sense of faith in his religion throughout the novel. When does he begin to doubt his faith? When does he finally admit that he has lost it? What is the significance of Jared, a priest, losing his faith after hearing B speak? What point do you think he might be trying to make?

Essay Topic 2

Explore Jared's sense of dedication to Charles. Why do you think he allows Charles to become his teacher? What is the significance of the fact that Jared lies to Lulfre about his dealings with Charles? What do you think this says about Jared? What might it say about Charles?

Essay Topic 3

Explore the way B and B's message are received by the public. How does Jared's church view him? How do the crowds view him? What criticisms do people have about B and the message? How does B respond to these criticisms? What is the significance of his response?

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