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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 does Violet tell Titus he cannot see through?
2. Why is Calista able to get into parties?
3. Titus and Violet do what at the end of 'The Garden'?
4. Why do Quendy and Loga go off to the bathroom at the beginning of 'The Nose Grid'?
5. What does the girl at the snack bar play with in anti-gravity?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the television show "based on a true story" advertised at the end of 'The Nose Grid'.
2. At the party, Titus' feed reports that the president is making a speech. Describe the content of the speech, and your reaction to it.
3. Explain the text within these chapters that is in italics. What are they, and what is your impression, thus far, of a feed?
4. Describe Titus' father.
5. Describe how you perceive the teenagers by this point in the novel.
6. Explain the protests about the moon.
7. Why is Titus so lonely?
8. Explain the girl's theory of the face grid.
9. Titus mentions the lack of need for a picture like the one he sees in the hospital. What does this say about Titus' imagination?
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?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
The language used by the author in the novel is definitely different than in other novels. What do you think the author was trying to achieve with this language? Do you think the language helps convey the concepts of teenage life, or do you think it detracts from the novel?
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