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. When Sixsmith and Luisa Rey meet for the first time, how long is the elevator stopped for?

2. How is "An Orison of Sonmi-451" told?

3. Who is Sir Edward Elgar?

4. What is the current state of the first natives of the island?

5. What type of career does Sixsmith have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How, and why, does Hoggins act out towards Finch?

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

4. Describe Kim's lab.

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

6. What is the question Sixsmith asks his television about the safety of the HYDRA project?

7. How is the population of the corporate society, where Sonmi lives, divided?

8. What are the letters that the title, "The Letters from Zedelgheim", refers to?

9. Why are Hoggins' two nephews approaching Cavendish?

10. Why does the Captain request a moment alone with Dr. Goose?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zachry and Meronym struggle to find safety, as do other characters in the book. What is the struggle to find safety symbolic of? Use specific examples in the story to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Use examples from the book to answer the following question: What is the author's purpose in making the settings familiar, but not exactly like, the world we live in today?

Essay Topic 3

What is the birthmark that Sonmi, and others, are supposed to have? What is its significance? Cite examples from the story to support your answer.

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