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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 part of Isaac's body is chopped off during his arrest?
2. What type of creatures live in the Glasshouse?
3. Who kills the slake moth eggs?
4. Where will Isaac's final plan take place?
5. Where is Isaac arrested?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Isaac treat Lin after the final slake moth attack?
2. How does Isaac react to the request of his unexpected visitor?
3. How do the Cactacae feel about the slake moths hiding out in their buildings?
4. What effect are the slake moths having on the people of New Crobuzon?
5. How does Shadrack die?
6. What is the Glasshouse, and why does Isaac go there?
7. Where do Isaac and Lin head at the end of the novel?
8. What request does the unexpected guest make of Isaac?
9. Who is Andrej Shelbornek?
10. How does the crew manage to weave the dream cable throughout the entire city?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Weaver is an interesting character with an interesting personal progression through the novel. First, describe the Weaver's personality at the opening of the novel, and how he became involved in the plot against the slake moths. Then, describe the Weaver's sudden character shift. What event caused this shift in motivation? Do you think it was genuine? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 2
In the opening of the novel, the reader has a very clear impression of Isaac's relationship with Lin. First, describe the relationship between these two characters - why is their relationship unusual? Why is their relationship successful - and then describe how the relationship changes over the course of the novel. In your opinion, in what is the turning point in Isaac's relationship with Lin? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.
Essay Topic 3
At the opening of the novel, Lin's art is clearly the most important element in her life. First, describe Lin's art and her artistic process. How are her paintings produced? Then explain how Lin's art causes conflict in her personal life and in her relationship. At the end of the day, would Lin argue that her art is worth the trouble? Do you think Lin will continue her art in her new life? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.
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