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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of creatures live in the Glasshouse?

2. Which of the following descriptions best describes Isaac's unexpected visitor?

3. Which of Isaac's colleagues was the only one to be arrested with him?

4. Who is the slake moth's final victim?

5. What is the mood of the novel in its final chapter?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are many interesting characters in the novel, but perhaps none more interesting than Yagharek. First, describe Yagharek's physicality and explain how he came to look like this. Then, describe the relationship between Yagharek and Isaac - both professionally and personally. Do you think Yagharek deserved to be abandoned by Isaac at the end of the novel? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, many characters believe that the slake moths cannot be killed, yet by the end of the novel, all four moths are dead. First, explain why many believed the slake moths couldn't be killed. Then, describe, in detail, how each of the four slake moths were killed, and how their killers overcame the superpowers of the moths to defeat them. 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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