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 do the Ecotopians use that actually causes less damage to the ground than an ox and cart team?

3. Who are a minority in Ecotopia?

4. What does the Ecotopian legal system fail to prohibit?

5. What does television serve in Ecotopia?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the children's groups at the Crick School.

2. What happens to Weston when he sees himself in his old clothes?

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

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

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

6. Describe the three-stage program that the Ecotopians have to lower population growth.

7. What is Weston forced to conclude in the last section of the book?

8. Describe the policy of work and play in Ecotopia.

9. Describe Ecotopian war games.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ecotopia is a classic Utopian novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of ecological awareness. Identify at least two motifs about ecology and nature in the book. Then, cite an example to support each answer.

Essay Topic 3

Ecotopia is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve: visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic imagery. The author uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this Utopian novel.

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