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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Grayson agree to stay on with the group?
2. What does the second law of thermodynamics have to do with?
3. What does Zahra want Lauren to teach her?
4. Where does the group plan on resting for a day or two?
5. Where is Justin from?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lauren and others acquire "hyperempathy syndrome", which makes them feel both the pleasure and pain of those around them.
a. How does this syndrome affect the lives of those who have it?
b. What are the drawbacks and what are the benefits?
c. What is the effect of knowing that she contracts the disease from her drug-abusing mother? Does it make the disease seem more like a curse and less like a "superpower"?
d. How does having this syndrome affect your relationships with others?
e. Do you think the syndrome is real or that the sensations are illusions? Explain, based on evidence from the text?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Lauren's relationship with Bankole. Does this seem like a relationship of equals or is Lauren searching for a father figure? What do Lauren and Bankole have in common? What obstacles seem to stand in their way?
Essay Topic 3
The lives of children in Butler's dystopic vision in not a very positive one. Explain how the social conditions of the time affect the lives of the following children:
a. Amy Dunn.
b. Tori Solis.
d. Doe Mora.
e. Justin Mohr.
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