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 do the Panthers call Armitage?

2. What does Case do when he finally jacks into cyberspace?

3. What street runs the length of Freeside?

4. Whose image does Wintermute use to speak to Case?

5. How long does it take Case to break Sense/Net's ICE?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Molly want Case do to about Armitage?

2. What happened to Colonel Willis Corto?

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

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

5. What is Freeside? How is life and business there different? Why is Case not interested in it?

6. What is so special about the bartender's appearance?

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

8. Why is being unable to enter cyberspace such a harsh penalty for Case?

9. What does Case want Flatline to help him with? Why?

10. What changes other than the nerve repairs have been made to Case? What is the effect of these modifications?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the technological predictions that William Gibson has for the future. Be sure to address:

1) Whether or not the technologies described are realistic.

2) The likely impact of these technologies upon society.

3) Whether or not humanity will ultimately be better off with these new technologies.

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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