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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 does Webber say is the reason the four of them feel a surge of dissonance that is more harmonious than the others?
2. What does the narrator say moved the human race forward to a closer union with the divine in the 1960's?
3. Of what is the narrator immediately aware as he returns to the physical plane at the beginning of Chapter 8?
4. What was the Doctrine the church suppressed according to the narrator?
5. What does the narrator say the Gnostic Gospels were?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the Group decide to try and end the Experiment by combining their energies?
2. What does a sudden connection with the narrator's Soul Group bring to his mind about a previous life?
3. Into what is the narrator drawn in hell and what does he see?
4. What happens to the group from the cave in Chapter 8 as they go towards the building with the Experiment?
5. Who is in the cave when Webber and the narrator arrive there and what does she/he say?
6. What does the narrator discuss with Wil concerning the Christian church?
7. What does Webber tell the narrator about Charlene?
8. What do Wil and the narrator see when they experience Feyman's Life Review?
9. What does the narrator say he realized about humans born into the world?
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
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 2
The narrative of The Tenth Insight takes both the narrator and the reader deeper into what is becoming a carefully entwined blend of story and theme. What happens, and how, blends with why to create a portrait of existence that might not be entirely new in its core principles but which, it could be argued, IS new in terms of its perspectives on those principles.
1. How do you think the story and the theme in this novel are blended? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. What do you think the second sentence above means? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. What do you see is the primary theme in this novel? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
If a story can be likened to a jigsaw puzzle, the construction of a narrative telling that story can be likened to the careful placement of pieces of that puzzle in order to slowly, tantalizingly, and inevitably fill the reader with the desire to see the whole picture. In that sense, the telling of this particular story functions well, with details of meaning, incident, and relationship complimenting and illuminating each other with highly intriguing results.
1. What do you think the first sentence above means? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. In view of all the novels you have read or heard about or movies you have seen, explain why leaving readers with a "what happens next" question is universal. Use examples from this book and other books you have read to illustrate this principle and why it is used.
3. Do you believe the second sentence is true? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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