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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. The narrator says the church suppressed the doctrine because of what?
2. What does the narrator see when he is pulled into the answer in question #127?
3. To what does Maya say energy blockages are related?
4. What does the author see as originating in Ancient Greece?
5. What do the Allies realize is their immediate responsibility?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the group do after Charlene explains why she is in the valley?
2. What does Webber tell the narrator about Charlene?
3. What does the narrator realize about all his previous lives and what he thinks is needed to change the trend?
4. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
5. What does Wil say is their task concerning the Group of Seven?
6. What does Wil say about the scenarios the narrator saw?
7. In Chapter 8, what does the narrator hear as he returns to the physical plane and what does Webber tell him about the noise?
8. What does the narrator say he realized about humans born into the world?
9. Describe what the four members of the Group first do when they meet at the waterfall and what they see.
10. Who is in the cave when Webber and the narrator arrive there and what does she/he say?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 6, and indeed throughout the novel, storytelling can clearly be seen as a function of thematic agenda - what happens happens because the author wants to make his philosophical point. This manifests here perhaps more blatantly and directly from other novels without such overt agendas, but at its core the purpose of storytelling remains the same no matter what story is being told - to awaken some sort of reaction and/or increased insight in the reader.
1. Explain, with examples why the first sentence above is true.
2. Why do you think a novel that overtly has an agenda would use most of the actions of the characters, the subplots, the behaviors and situations to advance that agenda more so than a typical novel.
3. Do you think the purpose of storytelling is the same no matter what story is being told - to awaken some sort of reaction and/or increased insight in the reader? Why or why not?
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
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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