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 does the Ecotopian monitoring system detect blowing off the Pacific?

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

4. What impresses Weston about the average Ecotopian child?

5. What game is Weston finally allowed to watch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the bird suit that Weston likes and buys.

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

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

4. Describe taxation in Ecotopia.

5. Describe the solid state food system of Ecotopia.

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

7. Describe the Ecotopian lumber industry.

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

9. Describe the initial energy system that Ecotopia inherits.

10. Describe the conclusion of the book from the editor Max' point of view.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Weston and Marissa are two of the most active characters.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist, and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Weston had a direct influence upon? What are some events that the Marissa had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Compare "Ecotopia" with another of Callenbach's other books in the series. Which is, in your opinion, better? Explain. What future scenarios might you want to see in upcoming books? Which characters would you like to see portrayed? Why?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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