Cloud Atlas Test | Final Test - Hard

David Mitchell (author)
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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. Why does Luisa return to her sinking car?

2. The leader of the union movement disguises himself as a what, when he talks to Sonmi?

3. What is the final blow that causes Frobisher to leave Ayrs?

4. What is the title of the Valleymen's leader?

5. What group is Hae-Joo-Im part of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news does Duophysite give to Meronym and Zachry?

2. What does Zachry find in Meronym's pack?

3. What happens to Cavendish's brother, Denholme, while Cavendish is in Aurora House?

4. What do Ernie, Veronica and Cavendish do in the boiler room?

5. When Frobisher learns that Ayrs "borrows" a refrain from Frobisher's work, what is Ayrs' reponse?

6. What happens to the letter Cavendish tries to get the pastor to send for him?

7. Why is Fay Li waiting for Luisa at the bank vault?

8. Why can Cavendish not get the second half of the manuscript he is reading?

9. Why does Napier protect Luisa?

10. How does Hae-Joo get Sonmi on the Golden Ark where she can see what is happening?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What does the word, "prescient" mean? How does the meaning of the word fit in with the name of the tribe, "Prescients"? What implications does this have for the story? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Which of the various stories is the most important to the message the book is trying to get across? Support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Several characters engage in violence or hurtful acts in the stories. How are their motivations for these acts similar or different from each other? Cite specific examples from the book to support your answer.

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