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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 Case, Flatline, and the virus look like in cyberspace?
2. What does Case see everywhere when he wakes up?
3. Who is starting 'to go'?
4. What is 3Jane's apartment referred to as?
5. What does Molly do when she cries?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the place where Neuromancer trapped Case? What is strange about it?
2. How is Case revived from the dream?
3. How does Case find strength within himself?
4. How does Wintermute get Case and Maelcum into the Straylight?
5. How does the story end? What happens to Case?
6. What does Wintermute compare itself to? Why?
7. Describe the atmosphere and decor of Straylight.
8. What is the significance of the concrete bunker from the beach?
9. What do you think the code word is?
10. How is Straylight described to Case?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Write an essay detailing the difference between human nature and the cold calculations of an AI such as Wintermute. Be sure to address:
1) Strategies humans can use against computer opponents.
2) Safety measures that can be taken to avoid a conflict between man and machine.
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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