Feed Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Matthew Tobin Anderson
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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. Why can Violet's parents not come to get her, according to Violet?

2. Titus and Violet do what at the end of 'The Garden'?

3. What does the girl at the snack bar play with in anti-gravity?

4. Where does everything from the feed go?

5. What does Titus do at the end of 'Awake'?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the girl's theory of the face grid.

2. Describe how Titus first sees the young woman.

3. Describe what happens when the feed is turned back on.

4. Explain the protests about the moon.

5. Explain the text within these chapters that is in italics. What are they, and what is your impression, thus far, of a feed?

6. Explain why Calista, Marty, Titus, and Link can get into college parties.

7. What do you think happened in 'Nudging'? Was Titus dreaming, or were the police or the hacker group sifting through his feed?

8. What does Violet imply when she notes that Titus is the only one of his group that is able to use metaphors?

9. Loga was not touched by the hacker. How do you think she feels?

10. Titus is freely willing to trade mega corporations his personal information and allow them to control him if it means he gets everything he wants. Does this seem to be a good deal to you?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The novel makes a strong point about the teens level of consumerism, in that the teenagers are constantly bombarded with advertisements and changes to fashion. Locate examples of these fashion changes throughout the book. What are the examples? Why do the teenagers automatically follow them? What happens toward the end of the book that makes the teenager's freeze? What do you think the author is saying about consumerism?

Essay Topic 2

M.T. Anderson makes a strong argument against consumerism in the novel, as his characters find themselves mere puppets to economic materialism. Choose two examples of anti consumerism in the novel, and discuss them. What is the example? How does it argue against consumerism? What is M.T. Anderson trying to say about consumerism? What is your opinion of the portrayal of consumerism in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

The evil of corporations is another theme that runs throughout the novel. Why are corporations so dangerous in the novel? What do they control? How is information gathered from the feed controlled and distributed? What is it used for? What consequences, both direct and indirect, is corporate power responsible for in the book? What environmental disasters does corporate America contribute to? How does this cause the downfall of the U.S. in the novel?

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