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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. Where has the narrator seen Wil before?
2. What is the narrator's quest?
3. What is a supportive and like-spirited group of entities who guide and support earth souls as they dream?
4. Who is David Long Eagle?
5. Where are Wil and the narrator?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens in the narrator's initial encounter with Maya?
2. What does Long Eagle say about the valley in Chapter 1?
3. What does Webber explain to the narrator about the Experiment and his involvement?
4. What does Wil tell the narrator is the reason for him disappearing in Peru?
5. What happens to Wil and the narrator when they move to another plane?
6. What does Webber intuitively feel as he and the narrator talk and what happens right after that feeling?
7. What does Joel say to the narrator about his beliefs?
8. What does the narrator discuss with Webber about his intentions and what kind of agreement was reached?
9. What kind of work does Webber do and what does he believe about that work?
10. What does the narrator tell Maya about what he believes is her purpose and how does she react?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The main narrative thrust is coming from energy of exploration rather than confrontation - in other words, the narrator is discovering the nature of his story's central conflict rather than playing out that conflict itself. Yes, the surges of dissonance create a certain degree of conflict and tension, but the narrator in Chapter 7, as in previous chapters, is reacting to that conflict rather than engaging in it, going deeper into what is essentially research rather than taking steps to ensure change.
1. Explain, with examples, why you think the main narrative thrust is coming from energy of exploration rather than confrontation.
2. Why do the surges of dissonance create a certain degree of conflict and tension in the novel? Explain why you think they create enough conflict and tension or if the author should have had more conflict. Use examples to support your opinion.
3. Discuss why the author reacts to the conflict in the story rather than engaging in it. Use examples to support your opinion.
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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