Neuromancer Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Case share with Molly through the simstim deck?

2. What happened to Flatline years ago when he tried to crack an AI?

3. What type of animal does Flatline admire?

4. What do the Panthers call Armitage?

5. What about Molly is not approved of in Turkey?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Case's profession? How did he lose his ability?

2. What does Corto do after the trials are finished?

3. Describe the show that Riviera performs at the restaurant.

4. What happened to Colonel Willis Corto?

5. Describe the pace and type of business that Case must contend with.

6. Who are the Turing police? What is known about them so far?

7. What is the significance of Screaming Fist?

8. Why does Case need to see Julie? What does Molly think about this?

9. What do the Zionites tell Molly and Case about their significance?

10. What is cyberspace?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the genre "cyberpunk.'" Be sure to address:

1) Identifying characteristics of the genre.

2) How cyberpunk may have influenced the evolution of technology and the Internet.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that describes a literary technique and gives an example of where this occurs in the book Neuromancer. Be sure to address:

1) Whether the use of this technique adds to or detracts from the story or narrative.

2) Whether or not you feel this literary technique is effective.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the role of technology in the human search for immortality. Be sure to address:

1) Possible applications of technology to extend human life, i.e., electronic encoding of the brain, medical science, cybernetics, etc.

2) Social, economic, and demographical effects of living forever.

3) Other methods, either scientific or mystical, by which humans have attempted to gain immortality.

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