Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ernest Callenbach
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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. Who does Weston get to talk to after the game?

2. What was legalized that helped reduce population growth?

3. What connects the skyscrapers that Weston sees in the city he explores?

4. Where does most of the minicity's population live?

5. What does Weston notice that the streets of the minicity are full of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Ecotopian concept of sports.

2. How do Ecotopians compare health-wise to Americans?

3. Describe how Ecotopia initially deals with business owners and upper management fleeing the country soon after Independence.

4. Describe Ecotopian hospitals.

5. Describe Weston's interaction with the nurse, Linda.

6. Describe the initial black conflict in Ecotopia and the results.

7. What is the difference between Ecotopian and American plastics?

8. Describe a typical day for children at the Crick School in Reliez.

9. Describe Ecotopian television and its use.

10. Describe the difference in duration of violent crime sentences in America as compared to Ecotopia.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ecotopia is written primarily in the first-person point of view of Weston. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the third-persona and omniscient perspective? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Describe President Allwen. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating the President's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Sexuality is a recurring theme in Ecotopia. How do Weston's sexual mores change from the beginning of the novel to its end? In what ways has he expanded his awareness and beliefs? Is sexuality always connected to love for Weston? How do his feelings for Marissa develop and change, and how does his relationship with her contrast with that of other women that he has had a sexual relationship with? Describe.

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