What Dreams May Come: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chris realize about Ann?

2. What does Ann first tell Chris?

3. What does it feel like as Chris and Albert enter another sphere?

4. Why does Albert go to the Lower Realms?

5. Of what does Albert remind Chris?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There is still a great deal of human frailty and foibles in Summerland. Summerland is a place where souls that dwell there must grow, face their problems and solve them, and must not see their reflections in mirrors for fear of losing heart at their imperfections. Discuss the following:

1. If the only way a soul can see its imperfections is in a mirror, which is why there are no mirrors, then how does a soul know what its imperfections are?

2. How can a mirror reflect spiritual imperfections? Do you think the implication is that the body one creates to "wear" in Summerland reflects one's spiritual imperfections?

3. How would you feel if when you looked into a mirror you not only saw your physical body (and its imperfections as you perceive them), but also saw your emotional/spiritual imperfections? Would you look in a mirror less or more than you do now?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 1, Chris separates from his body and his life flashes before his eyes in reverse from 1974 to 1927 in a blur of images. Then, later in Chapter 4, Chris has a comprehensive review of his life and actions, this time slowly and with great clarity. Discuss the following:

What do you think is the purpose of Chris' life flashing past his mind in Chapter 1?

What do you think is the purpose of the comprehensive review in Chapter 4?

Who judges Chris' life? Do you think this is a good way to conduct and after-death judgment?

What judgment is rendered about Chris' life?

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