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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. What does Maya discuss with the narrator?
2. What do Webber and the narrator smell suddenly?
3. What does Wil say are the images of the dreamer?
4. What is one circumstance that brought the narrator to where he is standing at the opening of the book?
5. How does Maya react to the narrator's comment about her?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator discuss with Webber about his intentions and what kind of agreement was reached?
2. What does Webber explain to the narrator about the Experiment and his involvement?
3. What does Wil and the narrator become aware of in Maya's dream?
4. What happens in the narrator's initial encounter with Maya?
5. What happens to Wil and the narrator when they move to another plane?
6. What do Wil and the narrator do with Williams and what do they learn about him?
7. Wwho seems to lead the narrator into the valley, where does he go and what does he do?
8. What does the narrator learn in his encounter with Joel Lipscomb?
9. What does Long Eagle say about Charlene?
10. What does Williams see in his life review that also involves Long Eagle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
What the author is researching and discovering are old truths recycled here as they have been throughout the centuries. It could be argued that this is part of his narrative and thematic point, that humanity has been aware of the truths being espoused but has been unwilling and/or unable to fully act on them (because, the narrator/author would probably say) of the Fear.
1. Why do you think the truths the author is espousing are old ones known and thought about throughout the ages? Use examples to support your opinion. Use research if necessary.
2. Do you think that that the author writing about old truths is part of his narrative and thematic point, that humanity has been aware of the truths being espoused but has been unwilling and/or unable to fully act on them? Why or why not? Use examples to support your opinion.
3. How do you think fear blocks people from becoming enlightened? How much do you think human reactions and behaviors are based on fear? Use examples to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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