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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 Titus say about how his head feels?
2. What does Titus hope Violet can see in the light coming from his brain monitor?
3. What does Titus 'dream' about in 'Nudging'?
4. What group is responsible for the hacker?
5. What is the young woman's name?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe how Titus first sees the young woman.
2. Titus mentions they will be offline for a while, so the police can pull off information to use against the hacker. Do you think it would be fair to pull data from a computer in your brain to use, without your express permission?
3. 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?
4. What do you think happened in 'Nudging'? Was Titus dreaming, or were the police or the hacker group sifting through his feed?
5. 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?
6. Why is Titus so lonely?
7. Describe how the teenagers are attacked.
8. 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.
9. Explain the girl's theory of the face grid.
10. Explain why Calista, Marty, Titus, and Link can get into college parties.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the background themes in the novel is the difference in social class between Violet and Titus. Describe the social class of each character, and compare and contrast them. What are similarities and differences? How do the social class differences affect their relationship? Does social class play a role in Violet's death? How?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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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