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

Ernest Callenbach
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do Ecotopians conduct scientific research?

2. How do the children arrive at the school that Weston visits in the minicity?

3. What kinds of groups are favored by Ecotopian law?

4. What do people often take breaks from during work and go visit in Ecotopia?

5. What shocks Weston about violent crime sentences in Ecotopia?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Ecotopia is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve: visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic imagery. The author uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this Utopian novel.

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