Mount Dragon: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. When Carson asks who he is talking to, what happens?

2. What happens to the patent for the Anasazi corn?

3. What do they realize they need to do?

4. What happens when Carson tries to copy the information to a disk?

5. What does Carson realize in Singer's office?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Scopes do when he comes to the conclusion that his security has been compromised?

2. When Brent loses this time, how does he respond? How is his response similar to how Levine felt when he lost the first time?

3. What leads Levine to the conclusion that he has little left to lose?

4. Mime agrees to help Levine get access to GeneDyne but refuses to do so in person. Why?

5. What does Carson find in Nye's saddlebags, and what mystery does this clear up?

6. What does Levine do while he is in the elevator, stuck between two floors?

7. What does Charles try to convince Brent of and how does Brent respond?

8. How does Carson manage to get the better of Nye on several different occasions?

9. What is the last thing Charles does as the guards arrive at the elevator and why?

10. Brent is disappointed and confused. Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Carson's assistant Susana de Vaca has a way of getting under his skin. How does she do that? Why does she persist in that behavior when she knows that it makes him angry? Despite his anger, how does the teasing by de Vaca tie into their survival later in the desert? Without this knowledge, Carson and de Vaca would likely not have survived their ordeal. Who do they owe their survival to and in how many instances was information from this person a direct benefit to them in their desert struggle?

Essay Topic 2

How does this novel reveal that truth is subjective? What events are presented to minimize their effect or to maximize their advantage? Compare and contrast the methods used to spread information to methods used by any or all of large corporations today. What events in our history could compare to the way information was managed in this novel? In which ways are they similar or different?

Essay Topic 3

How does Levine reveal information to a televised audience after he has been warned not to do so? What human quality does he rely on to help him to reveal facts to the audience? Does this absolve him of responsibility in the eyes of the law? Would this hold up in light of the pending lawsuit against him? Knowing the nature of people, could Levine be sure that his method of revelation would work?

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