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. When Loga comes to visit, what does she do as she talks to her friends?

2. Where does everything from the feed go?

3. Who was the only one not attacked?

4. What does Violet's father do for a living?

5. What does Violet start to do when she sits next to Titus after going to the bathroom in the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

1. Titus mentions the lack of need for a picture like the one he sees in the hospital. What does this say about Titus' imagination?

2. Why does Titus claim the moon is boring and 'sucky'?

3. Describe what the girl does with her juice at the end of 'Juice', and why this is significant.

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

5. Describe why the girls help Quendy with her hair, and why Titus finds this important.

6. Discuss the conversation in 'Dead Language' about writing, and what the conversation implies.

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

8. Describe how the teenagers are attacked.

9. When Titus is speaking of the sale at Weatherbee & Crotch, what does he say, and what does his tone and choice of words convey?

10. Titus reports that "everyone is supersmart now", because everyone can look anything up instantly. Based on what you have seen in the novel, do you agree that everyone is intelligent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Violet's character is unique in the novel, in that she is a traditionalist, whereas Titus is not. Compare and contrast Violet's character with those of Titus and his friends. How is she similar? How is she different? What are these differences? Why do you think such differences exist? What does this say about the effect of the feed and of social class on the characters in the book?

Essay Topic 3

In the novel, there are several examples of teenage relationships. Choose one of the following pairs, and analyze the relationship. Is it a friendship, or a romance, or both? What is the relationship based on? Is it mutual, or primarily one sided? Do you think it is indicative of modern teenage relationship? Why or why not?

1. Violet and Titus.

2. Titus and Quendy

3. Titus and Link

4. Link and Calista

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