Schismatrix Plus Test | Final Test - Medium

Bruce Sterling
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the only native animal life in the orbiting Mechanist colonies?
(a) Roaches.
(b) Cats.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Fish.

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

3. What is the cat's name?
(a) Whiskers.
(b) Saturn.
(c) Pluto.
(d) Sylvester.

4. What no longer startles Spider Rose?
(a) Neither of these.
(b) The sound of footsteps.
(c) Both of these.
(d) The sound of her own laughter.

5. What is Pongpianskul trying to do?
(a) Recreate Nora for Lindsay.
(b) Record all the information they are learning into the computer.
(c) Crossbreed a new kind of apple.
(d) Take everything off of computers and put it into books.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has Alexandrina been feeding Lindsay?

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

3. What shrinks to the arena far below?

4. How many years do the Investors think it will take humans to buy the secret of their starflight?

5. What is the first thing the immortal rat does following its release?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is winter the season for pruning the sunken gardens?

2. What does the Presence reveal itself to be and what does it want with its existence?

3. How has Spider Rose's pet helped her overcome issues?

4. What makes it clear that the Investors hadn't intended to trade their pet?

5. What is Dr. Afriel's mission?

6. Why is the Queen's departure the death knell for CK?

7. What is unique about "Fuzzy"?

8. What has happened to Lindsay?

9. What does Dr. Mirny tell Dr. Afriel about the Swarm and what he can hope to gain from them?

10. For what reason does the Mechanist woman propose marriage?

(see the answer keys)

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