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 does television serve in Ecotopia?

3. What kind of streets does the minicity have that Weston visits?

4. What does the Ecotopian monitoring system detect blowing off the Pacific?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Ecotopian hospitals.

3. Describe Ecotopian television and its use.

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

5. Describe the primary difference between research in Ecotopia compared to that in America.

6. Describe the Ecotopian worker's relationship to his employer and business.

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

8. Describe the Ecotopian research into biology and botany.

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

10. Describe the solid state food system of Ecotopia.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Callenbach is known for paying homage to various authors and works of literature. Choose at least 3 references used in the book. Write at least 250 words on each reference. Also, add your opinion as to why Callenbach chose that particular author or reference.

Essay Topic 2

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

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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