Ronin Test | Mid-Book 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 attacks Head at the end of Chapter 3?

2. What city is the story set in?

3. Who is Billy Challas?

4. Is Casey surprised when Ronin speaks her name in Chapter 3?

5. Who is Peter?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ronin not kill Casey when he has the chance?

2. Describe Mr. Taggart.

3. Describe Casey's personality.

4. Describe Billy.

5. Why does Ronin go to Central Park?

6. Who is the old hippie that Ronin meets at the end of Chapter 2?

7. Describe Agat.

8. Why does Ozaki's apprentice wish to kill himself in Chapter 1?

9. What happens to Mr. Taggart?

10. What happens to Billy at the beginning of Chapter 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Agat is portrayed as being the main villain at the beginning of the story. His role begins to change as events unfold. Write an essay that analyzes the way in which Agat's role changes over the course of the story. How does he evolve and develop as time progresses? In what way does Agat start off as being treacherous, but end up being subservient to Virgo? Which events lead up to his eventual demise? Make sure to use examples from the novel to support your opinions.

Essay Topic 2

Technology is prevalent throughout Ronin because of Aquarius Complex. However, the technology seen in the story is somewhat futuristic. Write an essay that describes the technology found in the story, and how it is used by both the protagonists and antagonists. What type of technology does Aquarius use and how do they use it? How do the protagonists of the story use the technology to their own ends? How do the antagonists use it? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

There are many symbols emphasized throughout the story of Ronin. The Bloodsword is one of them. Write an essay that addresses some of the other symbols in the story. What are these symbols and why are they important? What do they represent? How do these symbols and ideas play into the plot of the story? Are these symbolic subjects the same throughout the course of the plot, or do their meanings evolve? Reference the novel to support your argument.

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