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. What does the Ecotopian legal system fail to prohibit?

2. What is the population size of Ecotopia by the time Weston visits?

3. What does the Ecotopian government do to businesses that fail to comply with pollution laws?

4. What does Weston think of the bed he has to sleep on at the beginning of the book?

5. Who does Weston get to talk to after the game?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Ecotopian method of mature tree cutting and Weston's observations.

2. Describe the recycling or biodegrading process of plastics in Ecotopia.

3. Describe Weston and Marissa's interactions after they visit the extrusion factory and discuss their feelings.

4. Describe Ecotopian homes built from the extrusion factory.

5. Describe living accommodations in San Francisco.

6. Describe the conclusion of the book from the editor Max' point of view.

7. Describe the convenience of transportation in Alviso.

8. Describe art in Ecotopia and its practice or expression.

9. Describe taxation in Ecotopia.

10. Describe the Ecotopian attitude towards degrees and certifications versus experience.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the Ecotopian approach to sports. What do you think of the war games? Are they ritualistic? How are they similar (or not) to American team sports? What do you find appealing or not about their sports? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the settings for Ecotopia. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did the author choose to use these places in Ecotopia?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Ecotopian education system. What do you think of their practice of sending children off on long wilderness trips? Do you think their education system is effective? Why or why not? What do you think is missing? Describe.

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