What Dreams May Come: A Novel Test | Mid-Book 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 does Ann have that Chris also has?

2. What allows for a clean break from the body?

3. What confounds Chris about the city he visits?

4. What gets in the way of Perry's being able to connect Chris and Ann?

5. What does Richard's companion suggest?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Chris at the opening to Chapter 36 and what has he accomplished?

2. What might give Chris hope for Ann for after she dies?

3. Who greets Chris and what do you think of the situation?

4. What sort of judgment day is there for Chris and who is the "judge"?

5. Who is the man who helped Chris finally make it to Summerland and what does Chris realize about life in Summerland?

6. What does Chris realize about his and Albert's conversation and what is the implication of this?

7. Once Chris decides he will reincarnate soon, what does he have to learn first?

8. Give a brief description of life in Summerland.

9. Briefly describe Ann's home in Hell.

10. What is the paradox about Ann and her wish to see Chris at Perry's seance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of redemption.

2. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of relationships.

3. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of spirituality.

Essay Topic 2

Many people believe that dogs and other animals can sense things beyond the five senses better than humans. Discuss the following:

1. How does Ginger behave towards Chris while she is still in the physical and Chris has died? Does her change in attitude from the first time Chris sees her and is welcomed to later seem logical?

2. How does Ginger behave towards Chris when she is in Summerland? Does this seem logical?

3. Katie, a dog that Chris and Ann had for many years, greets Chris in Summerland. Do you believe animals are in the spirit world? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

There are three settings in this novel: Earth, Summerland and the Lower Realms. Discuss one of the following:

1. Compare/contrast Summerland to Earth.

2. Compare/contrast Summerland to the Lower Realms.

3. Compare/contrast the Lower Realms to Earth.

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