Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Titus 'dream' about in 'Nudging'?
2. How does Titus' father speak?
3. What does Titus think of the girl by the end of 'The Nose Grid'?
4. What are the frat boys wearing at the club that Titus expresses interest in?
5. When Loga comes to visit, what does she do as she talks to her friends?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what Violet means by the days at the hospital being salad days.
2. Explain why Titus goes back to Violet's following the visit with her father.
3. Describe Violet's experience as she received FeedTech's response.
4. 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?
5. Explain why Violet wants to try to resist the feed.
6. Explain why Titus enjoys Violet so much.
7. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.
8. Describe the television show "based on a true story" advertised at the end of 'The Nose Grid'.
9. Explain Violet's father's anger at Titus.
10. Describe what the girl does with her juice at the end of 'Juice', and why this is significant.
A strong theme running through the novel is the danger of a strong reliance of technology, and what can happen to any society that is fed information, as opposed to a society who freely seeks information. Choose three examples in the novel where a heavy reliance on the technology of the feed is detrimental to society. Be sure to list not only the example, but also explain why that example shows a detrimental situation for society. How could that example be different if the society was one in which information had to be obtained, instead of being fed to consumers?
Foreshadowing is used throughout the novel. Locate four examples of foreshadowing, and discuss how they are used to indicate things to come. Be sure to explain not only the situation, but also how the author uses foreshadowing to add dramatic tension and anticipation.
Titus' world in the novel is in an environmental crisis. Using details from the book, discuss the world Titus leaves in. What has happened to the sun, air, clouds, and oceans? Why are domes needed? Why do they need suits to play near the water? What is covering the domes? What killed people in Central America? What is happening to the people themselves? Why is no one making an effort to change this?
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