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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. Why does the narrator hide behind some rocks?
2. What is about to collapse according to Joel?
3. Where does the narrator wash the next morning?
4. What is the dream about?
5. What happened in the valley where the narrator is in past centuries?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator discuss with Webber about his intentions and what kind of agreement was reached?
2. What does the narrator tell Maya about what he believes is her purpose and how does she react?
3. What does Wil and the narrator realize about where they are and what do they see Joel experiencing?
4. What does Williams see in his life review that also involves Long Eagle?
5. What does Long Eagle say about Charlene?
6. What does Long Eagle say about the valley in Chapter 1?
7. What does Webber explain to the narrator about the Experiment and his involvement?
8. What does Wil tell the narrator about Soul Groups?
9. What does Wil say about what he is meant to learn?
10. What does Wil and the narrator become aware of in Maya's dream?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The narrator remembers a previous life. In this life, narration reveals, the narrator was a monk, initiated into an understanding of the Insights and determined to bring them into the wider experience of the Christian church. While being persecuted, he pretended to have an ankle injury to buy himself more time to write out and distribute copies of the first Nine Insights, but was eventually arrested, imprisoned and executed.
1. Given the interest the narrator has in spiritual principles in his present life, explain why his vision of a past life, e.g. being a monk, would be a logical type of past life the narrator might see.
2. With research, if needed, explain why any spiritual system such as the Insights would be contrary to and threatening to the Christian church. Use examples to support your answer.
3. If the Nine Insights have been known for as long as the author asserts, why do you think only a handful of people actually know about them? What might this say about spiritual paths in general? What might this say about the importance of spirituality to the majority of humans?
Essay Topic 2
During a reconnection with his Soul Group, the narrator suddenly becomes aware that Charlene had been present during the Indian-White conflict. She had been "an Indian woman of great power, but often ignored by the envious male chiefs because of her gender."
1. Do you think it is possible the chiefs ignored Charlene because of her gender or because she was so powerful? Why or why not?
2. With research, explain how women have been ignored or relegated to secondary positions in most religions.
3. Given that women have been ignored or relegated to secondary positions in most religions as true, why do you think this has occurred?
Essay Topic 3
Some of the theories expounded in this section are certainly interesting - the idea, for example, that past unresolved conflicts are the source for present tension, and the idea that Soul Groups are unified by what might be described (but which actually aren't) as a talent.
1. Discuss what the ramifications would be for individuals if much of their behavior and personality were a result of previous lives.
2. If Soul Groups were indeed true, discuss in detail why it would be logical for them to be grouped as like talents.
3. For the sake of argument, assume reincarnation is true and argue for or against the idea that animals also experience reincarnation.
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