Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the reader's knowledge of Ecotopia when William Weston begins his journey.
Washington, Oregon, and Northern California break away from the United States and form their own nation called Ecotopia. For 19 years, Ecotopia remains a mystery to the American people. Many myths and rumors exist about the people of Ecotopia and how they live, but there are no real concrete facts. The American government realizes that they must acknowledge the fact that Ecotopia is probably here to stay, and so they must negotiate foreign relations with them.
2. What is William Weston's assignment in Ecotopia?
William Weston is an international affairs reporter. His assignment in Ecotopia is to report for the Times-Post as well as secretly by the American government to gain whatever information he can.
3. Describe William Weston at the beginning of the novel.
William Weston is an international affairs reporter who is divorced with two children. He has been having a long-term affair with another woman, Francine, but is not committed to her or his wife. He is restless and curious about Ecotopia.
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