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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 happens to Violet at the end of 'Our Duty to the Party'?
2. What does Titus think Violet might be talking about as she mentions things she wants to do?
3. What could happen to Violet if her software malfunctions badly enough?
4. What does Violet's father no longer do?
5. What do Violet and her father ask FeedTech for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Titus' dream in 'Nudging Again'?
2. Explain why Loga and Calista are mean to Violet in 'The Real Thing'.
3. Explain why Violet wants to try to resist the feed.
4. Explain what happens when Violet sends the advertisements she received from her shopping trip to Titus.
5. Explain what Quendy means when she chastises Titus in '86.5%'
6. Explain how Link received his name.
7. Explain what happens during Spin the Bottle.
8. Explain why Titus is confused as he and Violet sit in her house, and she talks of all the things she wants to do.
9. Describe what Quendy has done to her body, and why.
10. Describe Violet's father.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Violet and Quendy are two of the females in the novel, and are very different from one another. Their differences explain much about the characters, and their lives in the novel. Choose one of the following topics to discuss.
1) Compare and contrast Violet and Quendy. How are they the same? How are they different? Include examples from the book.
2) Why do you think Quendy and Violet are so drastically different from one another? Be sure to include information from the book.
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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