Valis Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 is the true secret name for religion?

2. What did Eliade say could be overcome?

3. What is the name of LInda's daughter?

4. What science fiction writer does Lampton mention?

5. Who does Linda say she and Eric work for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the group call themselves the Rhipidon society?

2. How does Eric interpret the term Buddha in the park

3. What does Mini say about VALIS?

4. What instructions does Sophia give Fat and the group?

5. How do the characters live change for the better in chapter fourteen?

6. What does Phil dream about in this section?

7. How does Eric become Fremount?

8. What strange thing happens to Phil whilst watching Saturday morning television?

9. Why does Kevin claim Sophia is not the savior?

10. What does Fat think will happen to Wagner at the gates of heaven?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 2

What evidence is there to prove that everything, including the Lamptons and Sophia was a fake and the group was duped? Why is Fat unable to stop believing the fifth savior? How does his behavior affect the rest of the group?

Essay Topic 3

What does the novel say about religion as a whole? Do Dick's ides still hold relevance today?

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