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. What do the four allies do when they reunite after getting away from the bunker?

2. To what does Maya say energy blockages are related?

3. What do Charlene, the narrator, Maya and Webber do in the cave?

4. At the end of Chapter 6, where does Wil tell the narrator they must go for more enlightenment?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what the four members of the Group first do when they meet at the waterfall and what they see.

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

3. What does the narrator realize about all his previous lives and what he thinks is needed to change the trend?

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

5. What does Webber tell the narrator about Charlene?

6. What does the narrator say he realized about humans born into the world?

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

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

9. What happens to the group from the cave in Chapter 8 as they go towards the building with the Experiment?

10. What does the narrator tell about a previous life of his as a monk?

Essay Topics

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

The idea of Birth Vision, Wil explains, is an explanation of commonly reported near death experiences in which a dying individual reports that his/her life has "flashed before her eyes". In the same way, the concept of Soul Group is an explanation of a similarly reported near death experience in which dying individuals experience themselves as being welcomed by a group of unidentifiable but familiar and loving souls.

1. If one was to assume that there is indeed a Birth Vision, what do you think would be the purpose of forgetting it as soon as one is born? Does that seem inefficient as far as accomplishing a task on earth? Why or why not?

2. Explain, in the context of this entire book, and in the context of what you think is true, why a Birth Vision is called that in this book. Why might it not be called a Death Vision, given the circumstances under which one has it?

3. Taking the concept of Soul Group as being true and reincarnation as being true, what do you think would be a good reason to have a Soul Group, both on earth in physical incarnation and on the other plane as spiritual entities? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

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