Perdido Street Station 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. Who kills the first slake moth?

2. What type of insect is a Remude human mixed with?

3. What part of Isaac's body is chopped off during his arrest?

4. How many constructs does Isaac count at the council?

5. Why can't the slake moths be killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the mood of the novel as it comes to a close?

2. Why does Isaac visit Canker River?

3. How does Isaac react to the request of his unexpected visitor?

4. What is the Glasshouse, and why does Isaac go there?

5. What happens at 11:00 p.m. at the Glasshouse?

6. Why doesn't Lemuel want to continue Isaac's search for Lin?

7. How does Isaac treat Lin after the final slake moth attack?

8. How do the members of MontJohn Rescue dress?

9. How are the four fugitive greeted when they arrive at the Construct Compound?

10. What does Derkhan purchase from the local hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What role does Andrej Shelbornek play in Isaac's plan to defeat the slake moths? First, describe Andrej Shelbornek and how he came to be apart of Isaac's gang. Then, describe his role in the plan to overtake the slake moths. What message do you think Mieville is sending to the audience about current society through her inclusion of Andrej's character? Do you think Andrej's death is justifiable? 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, China Mieville immediately sets the parameters for the world of New Crobuzon and the rules of life there. First, describe in detail the setting of New Crobuzan and the rules of society life there. Then explain how this introduction prepared you as a reader to engage with the conflicts of the novel. Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

In the final chapter of the novel, Mieville attempts to describe justice in New Crobuzan. First, describe what happened to the "good guys" in the novel and compare / contrast that to what happened to the "bad guys" in the novel. In your opinion, was this a fair, or just, way for the novel to end? Did the end justification seem organic to the story or did it seem forced? Explain. Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

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