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 have people begun to see on their skin in 'Impact'?
2. What word does the feed suggest for Violet's spine?
3. Who tells the girls what is happening in the story?
4. What are the frat boys wearing at the club that Titus expresses interest in?
5. What does Titus know Violet is watching when she is first noticed paying attention to them?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Titus is speaking of the sale at Weatherbee & Crotch, what does he say, and what does his tone and choice of words convey?
2. Violet is supposing, in 'Normal', that things will be different, because they have been through something dramatic. Do you think most teenagers would change after something like this?
3. Explain the girl's theory of the face grid.
4. Describe the sea as Titus and Violet view it, and what is shows about the world Titus lives in.
5. Titus mentions the lack of need for a picture like the one he sees in the hospital. What does this say about Titus' imagination?
6. Explain why Violet wants to try to resist the feed.
7. Describe what happens when the feed is turned back on.
8. What does the text of 'Awake' indicate about how much the teenagers rely on the feed?
9. Explain how Link received his name.
10. Describe what life was like, according to Titus, before the feed, and what this means to him.
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.
"Feed" has been labeled by some as an ironic satire. How does the author use satire to make points in the novel? How does he use irony? Do you feel this method is successful, in this case? Why or why not? Overall, what do you think Anderson is saying about our relationship to technology, media, and consumerism? Does his use of satire allow this point to be made convincingly? Why or why not?
Another strong theme in the novel is the marketing of products to teenagers. Throughout the novel, the kids receive banner advertisements for a number of products, and even spend an entire chapter trying to win free Coke. Choose three examples of marketing in the novel, and discuss who is being marketed to, the product, and why that particular audience was chosen in the book. Also, do you think the extreme amount of marketing done in the novel has an affect on the kids? What is it?
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