Oryx and Crake 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. What do the Crakers build while Snowman is away on the compound?

2. In the dream that Snowman has in the building, how old is he?

3. What does Oryx teach the Crakers about?

4. What does Snowman plan to tell the Crakers regarding what he saw that is a message from Crake?

5. How does Crake's father die?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Oryx's role in Jimmy's relationships?

2. Why does Snowman take in the Crakers and lead them to safety?

3. What is significant about the names of the people who work at Paradice?

4. Describe the weather. Why does it change like this?

5. Why is it significant that Snowman sees smoke in the distance?

6. What is the significance of the note that Jimmy left behind?

7. Why is the name of the dome (Paradice) significant?

8. What are the major differences between Snowman and the Crakers?

9. What is the significance of Amanda's project?

10. How is Oryx unlike the women that Jimmy meets in college?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Is Oryx a pawn in the novel? Why or why not? Do you think that Margaret Atwood is trying to send a message to the reader by doing this?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the way dreams are a motif in the novel. Why are dreams so important, and how is this shown?

Essay Topic 3

How is irony present in the novel? What role does irony play in the story? What evidence of this is there?

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