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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 happens to the four allies as they advance towards the Experiment?
2. What does the narrator say is the reason people don't let go of their life on earth after they die?
3. What does the narrator realize about the way he has lived his life?
4. What does Maya do when they can't recapture the energy?
5. For what does the narrator say science was responsible?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?
2. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?
3. What does the group do after Charlene explains why she is in the valley?
4. What did the narrator see in his vision about the teachings of Christ?
5. Into what is the narrator drawn in hell and what does he see?
6. Describe the vision the narrator had at the beginning of Chapter 6, Part 2.
7. What does Webber tell the narrator about Charlene?
8. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
9. What happens when the Group decide to try and end the Experiment by combining their energies?
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
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
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 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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