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 Weston notice that the streets of the minicity are full of?

2. What kind of a schedule do the children have at school in Ecotopia?

3. What does Weston see children hiking through unforgiving country with?

4. What dropped below the death rate in Ecotopia, stabilizing the population?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the city structure of Alviso.

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

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

5. What is surprising about the knowledge of a six-year-old child that Weston meets, and what does this say about the Ecotopian education system?

6. Describe the two popular methods of making plastics employed in Ecotopia.

7. Describe the hikes children in Ecotopia go on as part of their education.

8. Describe the initial energy system that Ecotopia inherits.

9. Describe Ecotopian hospitals.

10. Describe Ecotopian music and its practice.

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

Create your own brand of Utopian fiction involving the Ecotopian minicity of Alviso. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.

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