Children of the Mind 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. Jane determined that Hikari is a secret disciple of who?

2. Who is Pipo?

3. During Ender and Novinha's conversation in the garden, Novinha says that she loves and misses Ender ____ than she ever did Libo.

4. What is the name of Ender's debilitated stepson?

5. What is the common language on Divine Wood?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Peter tell Wang-mu to do while they are quarreling aboard the faster-than-light ship, and how does she respond?

2. How do Human and the Hive Queen try to capture Jane's aiua, and what conclusion do they come to when they are unsuccessful?

3. Describe the Hive Queen's and Human's discussion about finding a way to help Jane transfer to a body.

4. How does Old Val compliment Miro to Young Val and why?

5. Why does Grace's husband laugh when Peter asks if he and Wang-mu can go see Malu and to what does he compare Peter's request?

6. How was Peter called into being and why does this cause problems?

7. Why does Novinha accuse Plikt of acting like a cannibal, and how does Plikt respond to her?

8. Describe the conversation when Miro goes to speak to Ender.

9. What does the Hive Queen suggest about the mission that Jane is sending Miro and Young Val on and how does Miro confront Jane about this issue?

10. Who claims that "life is a suicide mission," and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Novinha remarks that Val "spins a pretty story" and Val answers, "all stories are fictions. What matters is which fiction you believe." Write an essay exploring the significance of such a quote in a fictional story. What do you think this quote says about the art of fiction?

Essay Topic 2

In "Am I Betraying Ender," Jane and Miro question whether they are betraying Ender in their happiness. Write an essay exploring how the theme of betrayal or suspected betrayal comes into play in this and other scenes in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay exploring how the themes of benevolence and survival play out against each other in the search for a new home for Jane's aiua throughout the novel.

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