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. Who is the next dreaming soul?

2. What is about to collapse according to Joel?

3. What does the narrator consider telling Maya?

4. What do Wil and the narrator experience?

5. What is a supportive and like-spirited group of entities who guide and support earth souls as they dream?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Long Eagle say about the valley in Chapter 1?

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

3. What does Wil say he sees in Maya's dream?

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

5. What do Wil and the narrator do with Williams and what do they learn about him?

6. What does the narrator discuss with Webber about his intentions and what kind of agreement was reached?

7. What happens to Wil and the narrator when they move to another plane?

8. What kind of sound does Lipcomb and the narrator hear, what do they see, what does the narrator suggest and what is Lipcomb's response?

9. What does Long Eagle tell the narrator about the valley?

10. What does the narrator tell Maya about what he believes is her purpose and how does she react?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The appearances of Joel and Maya also function on the thematic/spiritual level of analysis, in that Joel (as an embodiment of the Fear) offers a stark view of the manifestations of the Fear's power on the physical plane, while Maya (as an embodiment of enlightenment) offers a clear portrayal of the power of more evolved energy.

1. Explain, with examples, why Joel's personality offers a stark view of the manifestations of the Fear's power on the physical plane.

2. Explain, with examples, why Maya's personality (as an embodiment of enlightenment) offers a clear portrayal of the power of more evolved energy.

3. Discuss the probability that good and evil in two different people is not so nearly clear cut in the real world.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

If a story can be likened to a jigsaw puzzle, the construction of a narrative telling that story can be likened to the careful placement of pieces of that puzzle in order to slowly, tantalizingly, and inevitably fill the reader with the desire to see the whole picture. In that sense, the telling of this particular story functions well, with details of meaning, incident, and relationship complimenting and illuminating each other with highly intriguing results.

1. What do you think the first sentence above means? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. In view of all the novels you have read or heard about or movies you have seen, explain why leaving readers with a "what happens next" question is universal. Use examples from this book and other books you have read to illustrate this principle and why it is used.

3. Do you believe the second sentence is true? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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