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 Titus' father go after his visit?

2. Who yells at the group for playing their game?

3. How many parties has Violet been to?

4. What does Violet ask Titus if he can do?

5. What do the teenagers find to occupy their time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how Link received his name.

2. Loga was not touched by the hacker. How do you think she feels?

3. 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?

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

5. Explain what happens during Spin the Bottle.

6. Describe what Quendy has done to her body, and why.

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

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

9. 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?

10. Explain why Loga and Calista are mean to Violet in 'The Real Thing'.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Throughout "Feed", symbolism is used to represent things in modern society. Discuss the use of and meaning of malfunctioning, lesions, and the feed. What do these symbolize from modern society, and why did the author choose to include them?

Essay Topic 3

In the book, author M.T. Anderson makes reference to many issues currently facing the world, including a reliance on technology, corporate ownership of nearly everything, a dumbing down of society, environmental issues, and others. Choose one of the issues M.T. Anderson discusses in the novel that affects the modern world. What is the issue? How does this issue appear in our own time? How is it portrayed in the novel? What do you think Anderson is trying to say about this issue?

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