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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 did the victory for the military in the white/Indian confrontation do to Feyman?
2. When the narrator remembers a previous life in Chapter 6, what was he?
3. What does the narrator say is the reason people don't let go of their life on earth after they die?
4. To what does the narrator say the vision-inspired Christian faith gave way?
5. The narrator says the church suppressed the doctrine because of what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the narrator see in his vision about the teachings of Christ?
2. What does the narrator discuss with Wil concerning the Christian church?
3. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?
4. Describe what the four members of the Group first do when they meet at the waterfall and what they see.
5. How does the narrator connect Charlene with one of his previous lives?
6. What does the narrator suggest about the 1960's?
7. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
8. In Chapter 8, what does the narrator hear as he returns to the physical plane and what does Webber tell him about the noise?
9. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?
10. Who is in the cave when Webber and the narrator arrive there and what does she/he say?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is it stereotypical that insight into the human/animal relationship comes from a Native American character, who in many narratives is portrayed as having a "special" relationship with nature? Or is it archetypal? Might it not have more thematic weight and/or depth if the narrator had REALIZED it, rather than having it explained to him as he has had so many things, repetitively and almost tediously, explained to him/preached at him ... and therefore preached at the reader?
1. Is it stereotypical that insight into the human/animal relationship comes from a Native American character, who in many narratives is portrayed as having a "special" relationship with nature? Explain what you think this statements means with examples from this book and your own life and knowledge.
2. After researching the terms stereotype and archetype, argue for this area of the book to be one or the other. Use examples from the text to illustrate your points.
3. Explain why someone might learn something better and retain it longer if they had learned or researched it themselves rather than had someone tell them.
Essay Topic 2
The main narrative thrust is coming from energy of exploration rather than confrontation - in other words, the narrator is discovering the nature of his story's central conflict rather than playing out that conflict itself. Yes, the surges of dissonance create a certain degree of conflict and tension, but the narrator in Chapter 7, as in previous chapters, is reacting to that conflict rather than engaging in it, going deeper into what is essentially research rather than taking steps to ensure change.
1. Explain, with examples, why you think the main narrative thrust is coming from energy of exploration rather than confrontation.
2. Why do the surges of dissonance create a certain degree of conflict and tension in the novel? Explain why you think they create enough conflict and tension or if the author should have had more conflict. Use examples to support your opinion.
3. Discuss why the author reacts to the conflict in the story rather than engaging in it. Use examples to support your opinion.
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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