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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 type of job did the narrator have the first time he met Maya and Webber?
2. At the end of Chapter 6, where does Wil tell the narrator they must go for more enlightenment?
3. Into what did wandering tribes of humans evolve?
4. In the beginning of Chapter 6, Part 2, in a vision the narrator has what is the first stage of human history?
5. What does Wil think individual intuitions and perceptions of destiny are?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the group do after Charlene explains why she is in the valley?
2. What does the narrator suggest about the 1960's?
3. What does a sudden connection with the narrator's Soul Group bring to his mind about a previous life?
4. What does the narrator realize about all his previous lives and what he thinks is needed to change the trend?
5. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?
6. What does the narrator say he realized about humans born into the world?
7. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?
8. What does Wil say about the scenarios the narrator saw?
9. How does the narrator connect Charlene with one of his previous lives?
10. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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.
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