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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 were the narrator and Webber able to escape an earthquake without injury?
2. What does the narrator consider telling Maya?
3. What is Long Eagle's predominant emotion as he is speaking to the narrator?
4. What does Joel think abounds in the world?
5. Why do Maya and the narrator hide?
Short Essay Questions
1. Wwho seems to lead the narrator into the valley, where does he go and what does he do?
2. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?
3. In Chapter 8, what does the narrator hear as he returns to the physical plane and what does Webber tell him about the noise?
4. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
5. What does Webber explain to the narrator about the Experiment and his involvement?
6. What does Wil say about the white lights that keep helping the group?
7. What does a sudden connection with the narrator's Soul Group bring to his mind about a previous life?
8. What does the narrator learn in his encounter with Joel Lipscomb?
9. How did the narrator determine he needed to come to an Appalachian valley?
10. What does Long Eagle reveal to the Narrator when he meets him at the falls?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
On the second (spiritual) level of analysis, Chapter 2 introduces the key concepts of the Group of Seven and the Fear, both of which define and motivate the action to follow. Of the two, the Fear is perhaps the more significant, in that as a concept, its influence (according to the book's spiritual perspective) reaches beyond the boundaries of the narrative and into the way the world functions. It is in many ways a spiritual antagonist, if not THE spiritual antagonist, to the enlightenment sought by the characters.
1. Why do you think the Fear could be called the spiritual antagonist to the enlightenment sought by the characters. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Many religions and philosophies state emphatically that love is the key to the evolution, spiritual advancement or solution to the problems of humanity. There are also those who say fear is the opposite of love. In this context, explain the ways in which the Fear has impeded human evolution. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Explain the key concepts of the Group of Seven and how you think these concepts would be able to overcome the Fear as it is defined by this book.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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