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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 Feyman hope to gain if he is successful in the Experiment?
2. What does the the narrator urge Wil to do at the beginning of Chapter 6?
3. Into what did the narrator say the freedom of the 1960's grow?
4. What does the narrator say about the tension between Webber and Maya?
5. Who do the four allies see when they go into the underground bunker?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator describe hell in Chapter 7?
2. How does the narrator connect Charlene with one of his previous lives?
3. What does the group do after Charlene explains why she is in the valley?
4. What does the narrator suggest about the 1960's?
5. What did the narrator see in his vision about the teachings of Christ?
6. What types of human thoughts did he consider important to the World Vision that he saw in his vision?
7. Describe what the four members of the Group first do when they meet at the waterfall and what they see.
8. Who is one of the souls the narrator recognizes in hell?
9. What does the narrator urge Wil to do?
10. What happens to the group from the cave in Chapter 8 as they go towards the building with the Experiment?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In many ways, what's going on in Chapter 6, Part 2, is a form of myth making, of creating a spiritual, acceptable, and hopefully peace-achieving explanation of what, in most experiences of being human, is the physically oriented, confusing, and frustration-triggering question of why we're here.
1. Explain why this book could be called "myth making." Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. Do you think there is a spiritual, acceptable, and hopefully peace-achieving explanation of why humans exist? Why or why not. Use examples to support your opinion.
3. Do you think most humans wonder why they are here? Why or why not? Use examples to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
The repeated coincidences the characters enact challenge credibility. All these points are ultimately moot when considered alongside the author's apparent intention - he is not, it seems, striving to create a logical narrative, but rather to lead the reader into a broader experience of spiritual possibility and understanding.
1. Explain, with examples, why the coincidences in the book are narrative contrivances.
2. If the whole basis of this book is to proselytize for a certain spiritual viewpoint, could one argue that the coincidences were the result of "divine" intervention? Why or why not?
3. Do you think the author could have achieved his purpose without so many coincidences? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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