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 is unusual about the streets of the city that Weston explores?

2. What game is Weston finally allowed to watch?

3. What is abundant in the water in the bay of the minicity?

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

5. What kinds of trolleys does Weston see in the city he explores?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the Ecotopian legal system.

3. Describe Ecotopian hospitals.

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

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

6. Describe Ecotopian television and its use.

7. Describe Weston's experience in the war game.

8. Describe the Ecotopian lumber industry.

9. Describe the streets of Alviso.

10. What happens the day that Weston is supposed to leave Ecotopia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Callenbach has a very different approach to work and employment. He describes the worker in Ecotopia as a partner. Describe the worker in Ecotopia. Do you think this is realistic? What kinds of companies would such a worker-partnerships relationship be viable and in what kinds of companies would it not? What do you think of the Ecotopian view of mixing work and play and of having only a 20-hour workweek? Discuss and describe.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Weston. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point in his life?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by calling the book Ecotopia? Cite an example to support your answer.

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