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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 salesperson claim he saw on the tops of the domes?
2. What happens to Violet at the end of 'Our Duty to the Party'?
3. What does Quendy say about Violet?
4. What do Violet and her father ask FeedTech for?
5. What does Calista get at the beginning of 'Limbo and Prayer'?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the dilemma Titus experiences as he tries to buy an upcar.
2. Explain what has happened to Jefferson Park, and why Violet and Titus' father argue about this.
3. What does Violet chat to Titus about her family, and their feeds?
4. Explain what Quendy means when she chastises Titus in '86.5%'
5. Describe Violet's father.
6. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.
7. Describe Titus' dream in 'Nudging Again'?
8. Explain why Violet wants to try to resist the feed.
9. Describe the sea as Titus and Violet view it, and what is shows about the world Titus lives in.
10. What does Violet tell Titus in the upcar on the way to her house, and why is this important?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A strong theme running through the novel is the danger of a strong reliance of technology, and what can happen to any society that is fed information, as opposed to a society who freely seeks information. Choose three examples in the novel where a heavy reliance on the technology of the feed is detrimental to society. Be sure to list not only the example, but also explain why that example shows a detrimental situation for society. How could that example be different if the society was one in which information had to be obtained, instead of being fed to consumers?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
"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?
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