Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 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. How much money does Deckard think he can get for the toad?

2. Who phones Deckard at the end of the chapter?

3. What does Isidore want to do?

4. What does Rick decide about electric animals?

5. What does Isidore offer to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dick is recognized as one of the great American writers from the fifties and sixties, yet Science Fiction is not always a genre people look for examples of great literature. Why do you think Dick used this genre to communicate his views? What are these views? Do think these views are more counter culture than mainstream? Do you think he could of communicated his views as openly in another genre?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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