Feed Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Matthew Tobin Anderson
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 'dream' about in 'Nudging'?

2. How does Titus' father speak?

3. What does Titus think of the girl by the end of 'The Nose Grid'?

4. What are the frat boys wearing at the club that Titus expresses interest in?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain why Titus goes back to Violet's following the visit with her father.

3. Describe Violet's experience as she received FeedTech's response.

4. 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?

5. Explain why Violet wants to try to resist the feed.

6. Explain why Titus enjoys Violet so much.

7. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.

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

9. Explain Violet's father's anger at Titus.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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