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. Where does Violet take Titus to see when she is finished speaking with the doctor?

2. Where does Titus note people used to carry computers?

3. Where do the teenagers go to have fun at the beginning of the novel?

4. Where do the teens go in order to have fun in low gravity?

5. What does Titus call a bow tie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the protests about the moon.

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

3. At the party, Titus' feed reports that the president is making a speech. Describe the content of the speech, and your reaction to it.

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

5. Describe what happens when the feed is turned back on.

6. Describe how the teenagers are attacked.

7. Describe what life was like, according to Titus, before the feed, and what this means to him.

8. Describe the television show "based on a true story" advertised at the end of 'The Nose Grid'.

9. Explain what Violet means by the days at the hospital being salad days.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The language used by the author in the novel is definitely different than in other novels. What do you think the author was trying to achieve with this language? Do you think the language helps convey the concepts of teenage life, or do you think it detracts from the novel?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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