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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 the family do with the dishes and table?
2. What is Violet reading as Titus chats to her?
3. What does Titus dream about?
4. Why did Violet think Link was youch?
5. What does Violet send Titus?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Violet's father.
2. Describe the dilemma Titus experiences as he tries to buy an upcar.
3. Describe the sea as Titus and Violet view it, and what is shows about the world Titus lives in.
4. Explain what Quendy means when she chastises Titus in '86.5%'
5. Explain why Titus enjoys Violet so much.
6. What does Violet say about her idea of what living life is?
7. Describe Violet's experience as she received FeedTech's response.
8. Explain why Loga and Calista are mean to Violet in 'The Real Thing'.
9. Explain what has happened to Jefferson Park, and why Violet and Titus' father argue about this.
10. List as many items as you can from Violet's 'to do' list.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The evil of corporations is another theme that runs throughout the novel. Why are corporations so dangerous in the novel? What do they control? How is information gathered from the feed controlled and distributed? What is it used for? What consequences, both direct and indirect, is corporate power responsible for in the book? What environmental disasters does corporate America contribute to? How does this cause the downfall of the U.S. in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
In the novel, two different parenting styles are presented, those of Titus' parents and that of Violet's father. Compare and contrast these styles. How are they similar? How are they different? What effect do they have on the teenagers? Do you think they are partially response for what happens in the novel? Why or why not? What do you think the author is saying about the effect of parental influence on children?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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