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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 Violet pretend she is buying for Titus?
2. What does Violet claim the ads on their feed are based on?
3. What does Quendy have all over her body?
4. What could happen to Violet if her software malfunctions badly enough?
5. What riot does Violet ask about?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the dilemma Titus experiences as he tries to buy an upcar.
2. What does Violet chat to Titus about her family, and their feeds?
3. List as many items as you can from Violet's 'to do' list.
4. Describe Titus' dream in 'Nudging Again'?
5. Describe Violet's father.
6. Explain why Loga and Calista are mean to Violet in 'The Real Thing'.
7. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.
8. Explain the discomfort between Titus and Violet as they are lying on the grass outside her home.
9. Why is Titus uneasy around Violet?
10. Explain what happens during Spin the Bottle.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
"Feed" has been labeled by some as an ironic satire. How does the author use satire to make points in the novel? How does he use irony? Do you feel this method is successful, in this case? Why or why not? Overall, what do you think Anderson is saying about our relationship to technology, media, and consumerism? Does his use of satire allow this point to be made convincingly? Why or why not?
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?
This section contains 1,120 words
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