The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 intervened with Feyman to prevent him becoming trapped in a hell?

2. What do Wil and the narrator observe on the plane where they go in the beginning of Chapter 7?

3. What does Wil think individual intuitions and perceptions of destiny are?

4. For what does the narrator say science was responsible?

5. In the beginning of Chapter 6, Part 2, in a vision the narrator has what is the first stage of human history?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Wil and the narrator see when they experience Feyman's Life Review?

2. How does the narrator describe hell in Chapter 7?

3. What does the group do after Charlene explains why she is in the valley?

4. Into what is the narrator drawn in hell and what does he see?

5. What does Wil say about the scenarios the narrator saw?

6. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?

7. How does the narrator connect Charlene with one of his previous lives?

8. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?

9. Who is in the cave when Webber and the narrator arrive there and what does she/he say?

10. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?

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

The repeated coincidences the characters enact challenge credibility. All these points are ultimately moot when considered alongside the author's apparent intention - he is not, it seems, striving to create a logical narrative, but rather to lead the reader into a broader experience of spiritual possibility and understanding.

1. Explain, with examples, why the coincidences in the book are narrative contrivances.

2. If the whole basis of this book is to proselytize for a certain spiritual viewpoint, could one argue that the coincidences were the result of "divine" intervention? Why or why not?

3. Do you think the author could have achieved his purpose without so many coincidences? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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