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The View from Saturday

The View from Saturday


by E. L. Konigsburg

The View from Saturday: Themes (for the most part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The View from Saturday? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why are the choices in The View from Saturday important?

The View from Saturday reveals we don't always know why we make the choices we do and we're not the only ones making such choices.
Because we seldom have to make choices every day so it gives us some exposure.
Because the wrong choice will lead to certain death
Because they show that we have no free will.
Q. What is friendship like in The View from Saturday?

Some sort of weird, mystic connection
Barney and Friends
A Dysfunctional family
Q. What is the paradox about competition within The View from Saturday?

For apparently not caring about the win, the souls are good at competition.
There is no paradox.
In order to understand competition, you have to never compete.
Winners are never winners. Take that.
Q. Who does The View from Saturday present as the wisest character?

Mr. Singh
Q. How does The View from Saturday express moral principles?

It doesn't—it's pretty neutral.
Religious morals are mocked
The souls form a strong team because each of them knows the difference between right and wrong.
The souls are completely immoral.