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. On what is a limit set pertaining to doctors in Ecotopia?

2. What are any of the houses that Weston sees built of?

3. Which of the following would NOT be used to describe the Ecotopian health care facilities?

4. What is unusual about many Ecotopian homes?

5. What kind of group organization do the children at the schools have, typically?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the Ecotopian approach to sports. What do you think of the war games? Are they ritualistic? How are they similar (or not) to American team sports? What do you find appealing or not about their sports? Describe.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Create your own brand of Utopian fiction involving the Ecotopian minicity of Alviso. What scenario would you develop to show the characters' strengths and weaknesses? Who would the other characters be? Would your novel be one story or a series of vignettes? Explain.


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