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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 the girl note she wants her lesions to look like?
2. What does Marty call Link often in the first chapter?
3. Who is Smell Factor?
4. Where does everything from the feed go?
5. What song is stuck in the teenagers' heads?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the girl's theory of the face grid.
2. Loga was not touched by the hacker. How do you think she feels?
3. Describe why the girls help Quendy with her hair, and why Titus finds this important.
4. Already in the story to this point, it is clear that Titus and Violet are beginning to have a relationship. Describe how the author has already implied this in the novel.
5. Describe what life was like, according to Titus, before the feed, and what this means to him.
6. What does Violet imply when she notes that Titus is the only one of his group that is able to use metaphors?
7. What does the text of 'Awake' indicate about how much the teenagers rely on the feed?
8. Describe how Titus first sees the young woman.
9. Discuss the conversation in 'Dead Language' about writing, and what the conversation implies.
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
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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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