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 is the current state of the first natives of the island?

2. What is the relationship between Don Grelsch and Luisa?

3. Who takes Sonmi out on outings, away from the university?

4. What does Frobisher study at school?

5. When Kim first talks to Sonmi, he says he is leaving for how long?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the gun that Ayrs gives Frobisher.

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

3. Who is Professor Mephi?

4. How does Autua get accepted as a member of the crew?

5. What does Luisa encounter when she reaches the entrance of Swannekke Island?

6. What happens to Cavendish while he is traveling to the location his brother sends him to?

7. What is the content of the first letter mentioned in "The Letters from Zedelgheim?"

8. How does Smoke kill Sixsmith?

9. Why are Hoggins' two nephews approaching Cavendish?

10. Why does Cavendish not report having his watch stolen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How is Cavendish partly to blame for the situations he finds himself in throughout the story? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

What is the contrast the book makes between violence and peace? Why is it an important contrast? Choose specific examples from the book to support your answer.

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