Little Brother Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Cory Doctorow
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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 Vanessa suggest?

2. What happens when a jeep finally stops?

3. Where do the captors set up interviews?

4. When are the shackles and hood finally taken off Marcus?

5. About what does Marcus' father apologize to Marcus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Marcus angry when he tells his father about the police's activities?

2. About what does Marcus worry when he starts up his Xbox that evening and what does he decide to do about it?

3. Who are there to greet Marcus when he is released and what do they do?

4. What suddenly happens as Marcus and his friends are talking with the girl who takes their picture?

5. What happens to anger Marcus' father and why does he apologize to Marcus?

6. Who does Marcus believe has taken them and how does he discover the truth?

7. Why do the three try to flag down a police car and who ultimately stops and what do they do?

8. How have Marcus' activities been monitored and how does he feel about that?

9. How does Jolu help Marcus solve his Xnet problem?

10. What does Marcus notice when he looks out his window in the middle of the night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Little Brother".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "Little Brother". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Little Brother". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Characters are an important part of what makes "Little Brother" interesting. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Marcus. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Angie. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze the character of Carrie Johnstone. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she ever likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Little Brother belongs to the political science fiction genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to the political science fiction genre.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre and two reasons it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

3. What do you think is the difference between a political science fiction and a historical novel mystery?

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