Cloud Atlas 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. What kind of recurring illness does Vyvyan suffer from?

2. How old are all the other guests at Aurora House?

3. What is the district that Cavendish's brother sends him to?

4. What is the name of the aging and wealthy composer Frobisher wants to be an aide for?

5. How does Cavendish get to the location his brother sends him to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Frobisher find in Ayrs' library?

2. Who is Professor Mephi?

3. What causes Frobisher to become vexed with his affair with Ayrs' wife?

4. What is the "Union" in Sonmi's world?

5. How does Smoke kill Sixsmith?

6. What do the clones do at Papa Song's restaurant?

7. Why are Hoggins' two nephews approaching Cavendish?

8. What does Cavendish own?

9. How is the story of "An Orison of Sonmi-451" told?

10. What is the history of the islands, according to Mr. D'Arnoq?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Use examples from the book to answer the following question: How do all of the stories in "Cloud Atlas" represent a conflict between humans and society?

Essay Topic 2

How is the relationship between Frobisher and Ayrs like, and unlike, other relationships between characters in the book? Use specific examples of other characters' relationships to support your answer to this question.

Essay Topic 3

What does it mean that Sonmi eventually becomes revered as a god? Support your answer with examples and citations from the text.

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