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 does Nikolai do when he meets his wife's clone?
(a) None of these.
(b) Goes into shock.
(c) Has a heart attack.
(d) Proposes.

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

3. What is under the ibis feathers?
(a) Human muscle.
(b) Mechanisms designed to keep the body going.
(c) Bird tissue.
(d) Nothing.

4. What doesn't Landau fear any longer?
(a) The cold.
(b) Death.
(c) Being alone.
(d) Public ridicule.

5. What won't come to Lindsay?
(a) Coherency.
(b) Words.
(c) None of these.
(d) Thoughts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the Investor pet?

2. What would this creature have missed if it would have had to absorb Dr. Afriel?

3. Who remains after Lindsay pulls this stunt?

4. What unnerves the Cicadas?

5. What does Afriel apply to impress the Swarm?

Short Essay Questions

1. What had Pongpianskul attempted to do, and failed?

2. Why is the name "Fuzzy" a private joke?

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

4. What has happened to Lindsay?

5. What is unique about "Fuzzy"?

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

7. Why do the Cicadas need to bathe but Lindsay does not?

8. How is the killing of the people originally justified?

9. How does Nikolai come to find the central question of the universe? What is the central question?

10. What does Nikolai do in order to upset the Mechanist?

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