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

2. What body part does Nikolai replace?
(a) His liver.
(b) His eyes.
(c) His lungs.
(d) His heart.

3. Why are those people killed?
(a) They had figured out the Investors' stardrive.
(b) They had figured out how to remain immortal.
(c) They had completely joined the ecosystem.
(d) They had figured out how to manufacture gems.

4. Who is the Regal Adviser?
(a) Arkaydia.
(b) Arcadia.
(c) Arkaydea.
(d) Arkadya.

5. To whom is T-K crucial?
(a) Bankers.
(b) Financiers.
(c) Both of these.
(d) Neither of these.

6. For whom is Lindsay waiting?
(a) Alexandrina.
(b) Kitsune.
(c) Wellspring.
(d) His clone of Nora.

7. What does she hope when she has eaten her pets' undecayed flesh?
(a) That she will become the pet.
(b) All of these.
(c) That she will survive.
(d) That it has been poisoned and will kill her.

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

9. Who is Landau's closest friend?
(a) Wellspring.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Neither of these.
(d) Lindsay.

10. How many years do the Investors think it will take humans to buy the secret of their starflight?
(a) Two thousand.
(b) Two hundred.
(c) Three hundred.
(d) One thousand.

11. As what is Afriel supposed to address the doctor when he has been brought to her?
(a) SmartSwarm.
(b) None of these.
(c) Swarm.
(d) IntelliSwarm.

12. What has Dr. Afriel staked his career upon?
(a) Neither of these.
(b) Both of these.
(c) That he can clone an antidote to symbiote bites.
(d) That the pheromones in his leg will work.

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

14. What has Alexandrina been feeding Lindsay?
(a) Mavrides apples.
(b) Neither of these.
(c) Tyler apples.
(d) Both of these.

15. How do the gasbags communicate?
(a) Winds and rains.
(b) Both of these.
(c) Unstable states of atmospheric dynamics.
(d) Neither of these.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the pet become?

2. For what is the Froth famous?

3. Who had killed Nikolai's wife?

4. What do the Terrans want?

5. What is the only native animal life in the orbiting Mechanist colonies?

(see the answer keys)

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