Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 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. How do Androids usually escape to earth?

2. What does Luft work as?

3. What kind of mental ability does Mercer possess?

4. What is the name of the android police officer who comes to help Luft?

5. Why can't Deckard and his wife leave earth?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Isidore show his desperate need for both friends and company?

2. In chapter 11 what does the fact Resch believes he could be an android show about Dick's post war society?

3. In chapter 12 what do you think Munch's Scream symbolizes in the context of the story?

4. In what ways does Dick shows the difference between Isidore and Stratton?

5. Could Rick and Bryant be considered as cold as the androids?

6. How do Sloat and Borogrove react to Isidore being a special?

7. In chapter 18 why do you think Isidore is happy?

8. How are the other androids different to Rachael?

9. In chapter 20 what is the significance of Rachael killing his goat?

10. In chapter 13 what do think Stratton is trying to say about the reason androids came to earth?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the books theme of being programed. How does Dick represent humans being programed as well as the androids? What point does this make about reality?

Essay Topic 2

Philip K. Dick is said to be a writer existentialist fiction with Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? one of his major works.

1) What is existentialist fiction?

2) What elements of existentialist fiction can you see within the novel's structure?

3) In what ways is Rick Deckard a typical existentialist character?

Essay Topic 3

Eldon Rosen is head of the Rosen Co-operation and the creator of the Nexus 6 model. What do you think Eldon's character represents? Does Dick represent his character as negative or positive? What does the portrayal say about Dick's views as a writer?

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