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 do the Ecotopians avoid after the Pacific event?

2. What city does Weston explore at the beginning of the book?

3. What does Weston dream about the night after he watches the game?

4. What do Ecotopians think of travel for business?

5. How does Weston travel to his next destination when he leaves the minicity?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the solid state food system of Ecotopia.

2. Describe the Ecotopian legal system.

3. Describe Ecotopian television and its use.

4. Describe the convenience of transportation in Alviso.

5. Describe what Weston learns at the extrusion factory.

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

7. Describe Ecotopian music and its practice.

8. Describe the Ecotopian solar energy system.

9. What does Weston notice about the streets of San Francisco?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe President Allwen. What is her role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating the President's character in the novel?

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

Politics are also referred to in the book. Callenbach refers to the politics of Ecotopians compared to that of Americans. Discuss the use of politics in the novel. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could Callenbach incorporate politics into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.

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