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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 color are Aquarius robots?
2. What color are Casey's eyes?
3. Who does Peter accuse of killing Mr. Taggart?
4. Virgo tells Billy that using his brain to create a fantasy scenario like Ronin is what?
5. By Chapter 6, what has overtaken the city?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Ronin react to Casey saving him?
2. Why does Johnson act unstable in Chapter 4?
3. Describe the scene sequence in which Casey kisses her hero in Chapter 4.
4. Describe the way in which Casey is able to sneak back into the Aquarius Complex in Chapter 6.
5. How does Casey act when she wakes up and finds herself naked in the sewers with her men?
6. What is Mr. Taggart's explanation for why his robots attack Casey and Ronin?
7. Why is Peter suspicious of Mr. Taggart and Virgo?
8. Describe the way in which Ronin fights his way to Casey in Chapter 4.
9. Why does Ronin want to go back to the Aquarius Complex facility with Casey?
10. Why does the story end with Casey facing a whole and uninjured Ronin and not Billy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Violence is prevalent all throughout the story of Ronin. Blood, gore, and battle lust are splattered upon the pages. Write an essay that addresses the author's use of violence in the story. In what way is violence used to move the plot from event to event? What types of violent acts are shown? How does violence serve to give detail or action to a character? What would the story be like without fighting scenes and blood? Explain your rationale by providing examples from the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Race is a topic covered many times throughout the story. Right from the beginning, Ronin is called a racial slur when he visits the Army food kitchen. Write an essay that addresses the author's use of race in the story. Why is the use of racial slurs important to show aspects of Ronin's personality? What other racial groups are shown in the story and what is their purpose? What message is the author trying to convey by setting up intentionally tense situations between racial groups? Reference the novel to support your argument.
Essay Topic 3
Casey is the one female character who really stands out in the Ronin story. At first she is an enemy, then later an ally and lover. Write an essay that explores the details of Casey's personality that makes her stand out from other women in the story. How is Casey stronger than other women that she or Ronin encounter? In what way is the author able to strike a balance between feminine and masculine qualities when it comes to Casey? How does being married to Peter make her character that much more believable and unique? Make sure to use examples from the novel to support your opinions.
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