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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. How do Wil and the narrator experience themselves on a new plane of energy?
2. What is the narrator doing when Maya finds him at the beginning of Chapter 5?
3. Who is Maya Ponder?
4. Why does Maya leave to go to town?
5. What past life experience does Williams experience?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to Wil and the narrator when they move to another plane?
2. What does Wil say he sees in Maya's dream?
3. What does the narrator learn in his encounter with Joel Lipscomb?
4. What does Webber explain to the narrator about the Experiment and his involvement?
5. What does Wil say about what he is meant to learn?
6. What does the narrator do first upon waking the next morning, how does he feel and what does he think about his injury?
7. What does Maya say about healing?
8. What does the narrator tell Maya about what he believes is her purpose and how does she react?
9. What kind of work does Webber do and what does he believe about that work?
10. What do Wil and the narrator do with Williams and what do they learn about him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In many ways, what's going on in Chapter 6, Part 2, is a form of myth making, of creating a spiritual, acceptable, and hopefully peace-achieving explanation of what, in most experiences of being human, is the physically oriented, confusing, and frustration-triggering question of why we're here.
1. Explain why this book could be called "myth making." Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Do you think there is a spiritual, acceptable, and hopefully peace-achieving explanation of why humans exist? Why or why not. Use examples to support your opinion.
3. Do you think most humans wonder why they are here? Why or why not? Use examples to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
The narrative of The Tenth Insight takes both the narrator and the reader deeper into what is becoming a carefully entwined blend of story and theme. What happens, and how, blends with why to create a portrait of existence that might not be entirely new in its core principles but which, it could be argued, IS new in terms of its perspectives on those principles.
1. How do you think the story and the theme in this novel are blended? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. What do you think the second sentence above means? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. What do you see is the primary theme in this novel? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Is it stereotypical that insight into the human/animal relationship comes from a Native American character, who in many narratives is portrayed as having a "special" relationship with nature? Or is it archetypal? Might it not have more thematic weight and/or depth if the narrator had REALIZED it, rather than having it explained to him as he has had so many things, repetitively and almost tediously, explained to him/preached at him ... and therefore preached at the reader?
1. Is it stereotypical that insight into the human/animal relationship comes from a Native American character, who in many narratives is portrayed as having a "special" relationship with nature? Explain what you think this statements means with examples from this book and your own life and knowledge.
2. After researching the terms stereotype and archetype, argue for this area of the book to be one or the other. Use examples from the text to illustrate your points.
3. Explain why someone might learn something better and retain it longer if they had learned or researched it themselves rather than had someone tell them.
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