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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 is Quendy angry with Titus?
2. What does Violet want to do before she dies?
3. What does Titus ask his friends in relation to Violet's list?
4. What game are the teens playing at the party?
5. What riot does Violet ask about?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what happens during Spin the Bottle.
2. Describe Violet's father.
3. Describe the sea as Titus and Violet view it, and what is shows about the world Titus lives in.
4. Explain what has happened to Jefferson Park, and why Violet and Titus' father argue about this.
5. Describe what Titus is experiencing at the end of 'A Day in the Country'.
6. Explain how Link received his name.
7. Explain what Violet tells Titus about Central America, and what he hears on the radio.
8. Describe the dilemma Titus experiences as he tries to buy an upcar.
9. Explain the discomfort between Titus and Violet as they are lying on the grass outside her home.
10. What does Violet say about her idea of what living life is?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Another strong theme in the novel is the marketing of products to teenagers. Throughout the novel, the kids receive banner advertisements for a number of products, and even spend an entire chapter trying to win free Coke. Choose three examples of marketing in the novel, and discuss who is being marketed to, the product, and why that particular audience was chosen in the book. Also, do you think the extreme amount of marketing done in the novel has an affect on the kids? What is it?
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