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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 can't the allies recapture the energy they had in the cave?
2. What type of thought does the narrator attribute to the Far East?
3. Who do the four allies see when they go into the underground bunker?
4. What does the author say the full connection between the human and the divine is?
5. What does Wil say would help troubled, trapped souls?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator suggest about the 1960's?
2. After Charlene and Maya escape from Feyman, what do Webber and the Narrator do?
3. Who is in the cave when Webber and the narrator arrive there and what does she/he say?
4. Describe the vision the narrator had at the beginning of Chapter 6, Part 2.
5. What does the narrator realize about all his previous lives and what he thinks is needed to change the trend?
6. In Chapter 8, what does the narrator hear as he returns to the physical plane and what does Webber tell him about the noise?
7. How does the narrator describe hell in Chapter 7?
8. What did the narrator see in his vision about the teachings of Christ?
9. What does the narrator tell about a previous life of his as a monk?
10. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
The narration creates a sense of mystery, engaging the reader in the narrator's quest for truth. In this case, there are two different truths - what happened to Charlene, and what is the nature of the Tenth Insight.
1. Explain what you think the above statements mean. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Using just the text from the first chapter, argue whether the search for Charlene is the most important aspect of the story or the nature of the Tenth Insight.
3. Explain what about the sense of mystery in the first chapter goaded you to continue reading the book. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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