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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 was the Doctrine the church suppressed according to the narrator?
2. What does the narrator say about the tension between Webber and Maya?
3. When the narrator remembers a previous life in Chapter 6, what was he?
4. What do Wil and the narrator observe on the plane where they go in the beginning of Chapter 7?
5. What does Maya do when they can't recapture the energy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does a sudden connection with the narrator's Soul Group bring to his mind about a previous life?
2. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?
3. What happens to the group from the cave in Chapter 8 as they go towards the building with the Experiment?
4. Describe the vision the narrator had at the beginning of Chapter 6, Part 2.
5. After Charlene and Maya escape from Feyman, what do Webber and the Narrator do?
6. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?
7. How does the narrator describe hell in Chapter 7?
8. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
9. What did the narrator see in his vision about the teachings of Christ?
10. What does Wil say about the scenarios the narrator saw?
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
The main narrative thrust is coming from energy of exploration rather than confrontation - in other words, the narrator is discovering the nature of his story's central conflict rather than playing out that conflict itself. Yes, the surges of dissonance create a certain degree of conflict and tension, but the narrator in Chapter 7, as in previous chapters, is reacting to that conflict rather than engaging in it, going deeper into what is essentially research rather than taking steps to ensure change.
1. Explain, with examples, why you think the main narrative thrust is coming from energy of exploration rather than confrontation.
2. Why do the surges of dissonance create a certain degree of conflict and tension in the novel? Explain why you think they create enough conflict and tension or if the author should have had more conflict. Use examples to support your opinion.
3. Discuss why the author reacts to the conflict in the story rather than engaging in it. Use examples to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
There is a development of what might be called a parallel narrative or subplot - the deepening of the mystery of what happened during that past encounter between Natives and Whites. This subplot functions as all subplots do - to illuminate and define events and/or circumstances in the main narrative, albeit perhaps with more thematic and/or spiritual relevance than most subplots.
1. Explain what you think the above statements mean. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Do you think the subplot was essential to the book? Why or why not? What did the subplot add?
3. Explain, in depth, what you learned about the characters from the subplot.
4. Do you believe the author has suggested the characters' personalities and behaviors are essentially static from lifetime to lifetime? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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