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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. Where does Webber see Charlene taken?
2. What does Feyman hope to gain if he is successful in the Experiment?
3. Who tries to convince Feyman to stop the Experiment?
4. The narrator says the church suppressed the doctrine because of what?
5. What does the author see as originating in Ancient Greece?
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 happens when the Group decide to try and end the Experiment by combining their energies?
4. What does the narrator realize about all his previous lives and what he thinks is needed to change the trend?
5. What did the narrator see begin to emerge that changed the way humans interacted with the world?
6. Describe the vision the narrator had at the beginning of Chapter 6, Part 2.
7. What does the narrator tell about a previous life of his as a monk?
8. Who is in the cave when Webber and the narrator arrive there and what does she/he say?
9. What does the group do after Charlene explains why she is in the valley?
10. What does Webber tell the narrator about Charlene?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
On the second (spiritual) level of analysis, Chapter 2 introduces the key concepts of the Group of Seven and the Fear, both of which define and motivate the action to follow. Of the two, the Fear is perhaps the more significant, in that as a concept, its influence (according to the book's spiritual perspective) reaches beyond the boundaries of the narrative and into the way the world functions. It is in many ways a spiritual antagonist, if not THE spiritual antagonist, to the enlightenment sought by the characters.
1. Why do you think the Fear could be called the spiritual antagonist to the enlightenment sought by the characters. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Many religions and philosophies state emphatically that love is the key to the evolution, spiritual advancement or solution to the problems of humanity. There are also those who say fear is the opposite of love. In this context, explain the ways in which the Fear has impeded human evolution. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Explain the key concepts of the Group of Seven and how you think these concepts would be able to overcome the Fear as it is defined by this book.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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