Schismatrix Plus Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Bruce Sterling
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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. How much is Justice 2 charging for ketamine?

2. What has Lindsay contracted?

3. What isn't one of the factions on Zaibatsu?

4. Who is the bride at the wedding that Lindsay attends?

5. What color is the medical jacket Lindsay dons?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why are habitats sacred?

3. What does Dr. Afriel say about humanity?

4. Why does Lindsay feel secure in his incognito clothes?

5. What is Constantine's pride and joy?

6. What interesting information does Lindsay find out about Wellspring?

7. Why won't Nora come with Lindsay?

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

9. How is Wellspring dressed and why?

10. What does Ryumin attempt to convince Lindsay he should do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Lindsay changes his identity numerous times. What are some of the similarities in each of his characters? What are some of the main differences? How do these characters impact his personality? Explain your answer thoroughly.

Essay Topic 2

The social hierarchy of the Investors is interesting to examine, especially considering their lack of emotions. Describe and explain their social hierarchy and how the Investor society is established, and compare it to human society. What major differences, aside from the ability of interstellar travel, do both species possess?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Dr. Mirny's interpretation of the Swarm. How does she see them? Is this analysis accurate? Suggest reasons why the intelligent caste of the swarm takes over what was once its best ally. Is this a sound and logical move or one made out of emotion? Justify your answer.

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