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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the latest advance in the evolution of high explosives?

2. The balance between the colonists and their food supply is based on ________.

3. What secret does Mary Hepburn keep from the Captain in Book 2: Chapter 11?

4. Who is Leon Trout?

5. Who has become deaf after the explosion in Chapter 36?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How are the blue-footed boobies in the novel symbolic? Why do you think the author puts such an emphasis on the blue-footed boobies? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

In Book 1: Chapter 2, the narrator sees the blind Selena as an "experiment by Nature." Explain what the narrator means by an "experiment by Nature." Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The narrator, Leon Trout, states that all the sorrows of humankind are caused by "the only true villain in my story: the oversized human brain." Do you agree with his statement? Explain by using specific examples from the text.

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