Schismatrix Plus Test | Final Test - Easy

Bruce Sterling
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Nikolai's last words?
(a) Ignorance is Bliss.
(b) Futility is Freedom.
(c) There is bliss in ignorance.
(d) Freedom is Futile.

2. What does Lindsay say about Mars?
(a) Neither of these.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Mars is too dry.
(d) He doesn't like Mars.

3. What does Afriel wish to convey to the symbiote?
(a) All of these.
(b) The humility under which he wishes to study the Swarm.
(c) His best personal wishes.
(d) The harmlessness of his endeavor.

4. What is the specialty of the Patternists?
(a) Cerebral asymmetry.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Construction of genetic patterns.

5. How long does this new caste member live?
(a) A thousand years.
(b) Two hundred years.
(c) None of these.
(d) Five hundred years.

6. Who is always around to pick up the pieces?
(a) The Shapers.
(b) Humanity.
(c) The Mechanists.
(d) The Investors.

7. What do the people eradicate from Lindsay's memory?
(a) All of these.
(b) His ability to reverse his aging.
(c) His Shaper training.
(d) His ability to twist words.

8. What isn't Mirasol meant to mention?
(a) Both of these.
(b) The people who were killed.
(c) The native Martians.
(d) Neither of these.

9. Where does Landau find Wellspring?
(a) On Earth.
(b) None of these.
(c) In Zaibatsu.
(d) In Dogtown.

10. How does Nikolai's wife understand his emotions better than anyone else?
(a) Infrared scanners that pick up on the blood flow in his face.
(b) She has actually gotten to know him and his emotions.
(c) She has cameras on him at all times.
(d) She is an empathetic woman.

11. For what does the Captain-Doctor say that he would have paid from the Investors?
(a) Information.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Both of these.
(d) Neither of these.

12. What isn't an alteration to the Captain-Doctor's body?
(a) His hormonal balance has been altered for longer periods in free fall.
(b) The structure of his heart has been designed for greater productivity.
(c) His appendix has been removed.
(d) His lungs have been enlarged.

13. For what is the Froth famous?
(a) Both of these.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Delirium.
(d) Welcome spontaneity.

14. What is the prize for the war of the Sunken Gardens?
(a) The Ladder.
(b) None of these.
(c) Freedom.
(d) A chance to play God.

15. What isn't offered to Rose for her prize?
(a) Stabilized plasma lattice for storage.
(b) A quarter of a million gigawatts.
(c) Immortality.
(d) Weaponry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what do Nikolai and his friend Alex mimic?

2. How does Nikolai's wife die?

3. What has Dr. Afriel staked his career upon?

4. How many hours does Spider Rose spend examining their wares?

5. For whom is Lindsay waiting?

(see the answer keys)

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