Furious Gulf Short Essay - Answer Key

Gregory Benford
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1. Where is Toby in the Prologue?

In the Prologue, Toby is on the hull of a spaceship talking to his father. The spaceship, Argo, is at Galactic Center.

2. What is Toby's problem in "Techno-Nomads?"

In Techno-Nomads, it is Toby's turn to be on Maintenance duty. This means that he has to clean up human waste that has leaked from the biotanks. The seals are frequently popping, which means that Toby has to clean up more than one place on the ship.

3. How does a sail-snake look?

A sail-snake has a long tube with repeating hexagonal segments. It has translucent skin and a feathery skeleton enclosing chambers of fluids and gas.

4. In "The Rule of Number," how does Toby feel about mathematics after solving the math problem?

After Toby solves the math problem, he thinks that math gets interesting after you burrow into it. He sees it as a kind of elaborate game. He thinks it would be worth doing even if it wasn't useful.

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