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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. On the main ship, Ezr encounters who and is angry because she is behind the broadcast translations that led to the fight in Chapter Twenty-Five?
2. In Chapter Twenty-Three, there is extensive discussion about the idea of the "perversion" of having children how amongst the Spiders?
3. Who is invited to see the focused in an effort to put a stop to his "silly" assertions about the focusing process in Chapter Twenty-Two?
4. In Chapter Forty-One, Unnerby visits Sherkaner and learns that who has enlisted in the military?
5. Who feels ashamed of his attack on Qiwi in Chapter Twenty-Six?
Short Essay Questions
1. What beliefs drive the Spiders to reproduce in cycles?
2. What does Victory Smith reveal about Pedure in Chapter Twenty-Five?
3. What is the state of the kidnapped children in Chapters Thirty-One and Thirty-Two?
4. What empire does Pham hope to build in Chapter Twenty-Two? How?
5. How does Ezr discover Pham Trilini's identity in Chapter Twenty-Six?
6. What are Pham's thoughts on the focusing process in Chapter Twenty-Two?
7. How does Unnerby break military rules in Chapter Twenty-Nine? Why?
8. How is Sherkaner different than the majority of Spider society?
9. What is Pham's reaction when Qiwi is attacked by Ezr in Chapter Twenty-Five?
10. What is revealed by Qiwi and Pham Trilini in Chapter Twenty? How does Ezr respond?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the actions of Jimmy Diem and the explosion of the Far Treasure in Chapters Eleven through Thirteen. Why does Jimmy choose to negotiate anyway?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the setting of Arachna and the On/Off Star. How long are periods of light and dark there? How does this affect Spider society?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Sherkaner Underhill in the narrative. What characteristics does Sherkaner exude?
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