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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. Why does Violet's father speak so strangely?
2. What does Violet claim the ads on their feed are based on?
3. What does Titus 'dream' about in 'Nudging Again'?
4. What happens to Violet at the end of 'Our Duty to the Party'?
5. Where is Violet's mother?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Violet chat to Titus about her family, and their feeds?
2. What does Violet tell Titus in the upcar on the way to her house, and why is this important?
3. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.
4. Describe what Quendy has done to her body, and why.
5. Explain why Loga and Calista are mean to Violet in 'The Real Thing'.
6. Explain what has happened to Jefferson Park, and why Violet and Titus' father argue about this.
7. Describe Violet's experience as she received FeedTech's response.
8. Explain why Titus enjoys Violet so much.
9. Explain what happens during Spin the Bottle.
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
Another theme throughout the novel is the level of intelligence in the teenagers of the book. Titus argues, at one point, that people are super smart as a result of the feed, whereas Violet argues, at one point, that the feed is creating a generation of "ignorant, self centered idiots" (pg. 113). Which do you agree with, and why? Do you think the feed is entirely responsible, or do you think there are other factors? What are they? Be sure to support your ideas using examples from the book.
Essay Topic 2
In "Feed", many of the teens completely lose their individuality as the feed pushes them to conform to a specific marketing profile. This is symbolized at the end of the novel, when hipsters are hit with Nostalgic Feedback. Explain what Nostalgic Feedback is, and what it does. Next, explain how people like Quendy and Loga completely lose their own identities when they conform to the marketing concept. Finally, explain Violet's point, that there is a spiral between people and marketers that makes everything and everyone more basic and simple. What does she mean by this?
Essay Topic 3
One of the background themes in the novel is the difference in social class between Violet and Titus. Describe the social class of each character, and compare and contrast them. What are similarities and differences? How do the social class differences affect their relationship? Does social class play a role in Violet's death? How?
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