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. What sound does the crisis engine make when it is running?

2. Where is Isaac arrested?

3. What part of town is the Glasshouse located in?

4. How do the moths feeding on dreams die?

5. Whose dreams are NOT used to lure the slake moths to the trap?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Weaver doing in the Glasshouse?

2. What plan to kill the slake moths does Isaac concoct with the help of the Constructs?

3. What is waiting for Isaac in the room that "reeks of rotting flesh"?

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

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

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

7. What does Isaac find when he searches Lin's apartment to warn her about the impeding militia?

8. How is the slake moth killed at the Construct Compound?

9. How do the three slake moths die in the city center?

10. What unexpected visitor stops at Isaac's house following the final slake moth attack?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The events inside the Glasshouse are some of the most action-packed and riveting scenes in the entire novel. First, describe the Glasshouse, its occupants, and the social structure of the mini-city. Then, describe how this social structure is disrupted by the introduction of Isaac and his crew. How did this introduction lead to the death of many of Isaac's friends and many of the slake moths? 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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