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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 the narrator say solidified fear in both the conservatives and the liberals?
2. What does Wil say is needed to complete the narrator's task?
3. What does the narrator realize about the way he has lived his life?
4. What does the narrator believe about every individual who comes to earth as a human?
5. How did the narrator and Wil learn from Feyman's Birth Vision?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Webber tell the narrator about Charlene?
2. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?
3. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?
4. How does the narrator describe hell in Chapter 7?
5. What does the narrator say he realized about humans born into the world?
6. What happens when the Group decide to try and end the Experiment by combining their energies?
7. What does a sudden connection with the narrator's Soul Group bring to his mind about a previous life?
8. What did the narrator see in his vision about the teachings of Christ?
9. What do Wil and the narrator see when they experience Feyman's Life Review?
10. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
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
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
There is a juxtaposition of two highly contrasting characters - the harsh, cynical Joel and the nurturing, insightful Maya (interesting that the cynic is a male and the nurturer is a female). The clear intention here, as the narrator himself realizes, is to create a vivid, embodied sense of the tension between what the narrative indicates are the main sources of energy on this plane of existence - the Fear and the desire to evolve.
1. Compare and contrast the characters of Maya and Joel. How are they different? How are they similar? Are they as contrasting as they seem? Why or why not? Use examples to show the harsh aspects of Maya and any nurturing aspects of Joel you can see.
2. Throughout the history of humanity women have always been thought of as being nurturing, because they bear children, and men as less so. Give an explanation, with examples, of how this view of women has been used to keep them in a lower status in the world than men.
3. Explain what behaviors of Joel indicate he is Fear based in his perspective and what behaviors of Maya's that might indicate she has a desire to evolve and why those behaviors seem to illustrate those two principles.
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