The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Redfield
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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. Who is without Forest Service identification?

3. What is described in the Bible's Book of Revelation that, according to Joel, some people believe is happening?

4. What does Maya discuss with the narrator?

5. Who is David Long Eagle?

Short Essay Questions

1. Wwho seems to lead the narrator into the valley, where does he go and what does he do?

2. What does Wil and the narrator become aware of in Maya's dream?

3. What does Maya say about healing?

4. What does the narrator do first upon waking the next morning, how does he feel and what does he think about his injury?

5. What does Wil tell the narrator about Soul Groups?

6. What does Wil and the narrator realize about where they are and what do they see Joel experiencing?

7. What happens to the narrator as he is attempting to recall his dream vision and what does he learn about Maya?

8. What is the narrator doing when he encounters Maya again and what does she tell him? What do they do?

9. What does Wil tell the narrator is the reason for him disappearing in Peru?

10. What does Williams see in his life review that also involves Long Eagle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

There is a development of what might be called a parallel narrative or subplot - the deepening of the mystery of what happened during that past encounter between Natives and Whites. This subplot functions as all subplots do - to illuminate and define events and/or circumstances in the main narrative, albeit perhaps with more thematic and/or spiritual relevance than most subplots.

1. Explain what you think the above statements mean. Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Do you think the subplot was essential to the book? Why or why not? What did the subplot add?

3. Explain, in depth, what you learned about the characters from the subplot.

4. Do you believe the author has suggested the characters' personalities and behaviors are essentially static from lifetime to lifetime? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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