Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 game is Weston finally allowed to watch?

2. Where do most of the population of Ecotopia reside?

3. After observing the lumber mills, who does Weston mention meeting in his diary?

4. What is different about the equipment Ecotopians use for games?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Ecotopian music and its practice.

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

3. Describe Weston's developing relationship with Marissa around the time of the Pacific incident.

4. Describe the solid state food system of Ecotopia.

5. Describe a typical day for children at the Crick School in Reliez.

6. Describe the incident that has Ecotopians glued to their television sets and how they respond.

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

8. Describe the difference in duration of violent crime sentences in America as compared to Ecotopia.

9. Describe William Weston at the beginning of the novel.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Ecotopia, crime is handled and treated very differently. For example, marijuana is legalized while theft can receive a heavy sentence. How does this compare with the American legal system? Do you find the Ecotopian legal system appealing? What do you think of their prison system? Is it effective? Is this fair? Why or why not? Discuss.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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