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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 narrator pretend in order to finish his work in a previous life?
2. What does the the narrator urge Wil to do at the beginning of Chapter 6?
3. As Webber and Maya are dealing with each other what do the three of them see?
4. What does Wil say would help troubled, trapped souls?
5. What dimension holds the souls who have been present along the road of human evolution?
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. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?
3. In Chapter 8, what does the narrator hear as he returns to the physical plane and what does Webber tell him about the noise?
4. What does Wil say about the scenarios the narrator saw?
5. How does the narrator connect Charlene with one of his previous lives?
6. What does Wil say is their task concerning the Group of Seven?
7. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?
8. What does the narrator suggest about the 1960's?
9. What does the narrator tell about a previous life of his as a monk?
10. What does the narrator realize about all his previous lives and what he thinks is needed to change the trend?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
During a reconnection with his Soul Group, the narrator suddenly becomes aware that Charlene had been present during the Indian-White conflict. She had been "an Indian woman of great power, but often ignored by the envious male chiefs because of her gender."
1. Do you think it is possible the chiefs ignored Charlene because of her gender or because she was so powerful? Why or why not?
2. With research, explain how women have been ignored or relegated to secondary positions in most religions.
3. Given that women have been ignored or relegated to secondary positions in most religions as true, why do you think this has occurred?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
It's becoming clearer with each passing chapter that, without actually coming out and saying so, perspective is anchored in the concept of destiny - that each individual comes into this existence with a pre-ordained place, purpose and plan. It's also becoming clearer that while the narrative clearly makes the point that that plan doesn't always come to fruition, it also implies that such failure is the result of inability (for whatever reason) to make the choices for the plan to be accomplished ... in other words, because of free will.
1. What do you think the definition of destiny is and why do you think the author is supporting that concept in this book? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Assuming that destiny is true, and that having a vision of what one is to accomplish in life before being born is true but forgotten with birth, explain with examples, why often the purpose of an individual does not come to fruition.
3. Most religions espouse the idea of free will. Those who have no spiritual beliefs would probably agree. Explain the concept of free will, why it might be a law of life and how it seems to manifest in the real world. Use examples to support your answer.
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