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. Why are roaches essential for life aboard a ship?

2. Why is everyone that Nora sees bent double?

3. What does Lindsay plot with Wells?

4. What do they call the disgraced queen?

5. Why is the Geisha Bank's attention guaranteed to Lindsay?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the Geisha Bank?

3. What does the camera want to know from Lindsay once he hasd woken up?

4. What is rumored about the people beyond the Wall?

5. Who is Evan Kelland to Lindsay?

6. What is Zen Sarotonin?

7. What is Wells' main issue with the aliens?

8. What do the surgeons do to Kitsune?

9. What had the Investor queen done that was so bad?

10. What is the point of Carnaval and why do the pirates want the Shapers to join in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Nora's betrayal of her gene line. How does it become clear that this is a regret of hers? What does she do in order to not have regrets further? How does this illustrate Nora's true emotional ties? Defend your argument utilizing quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the Investors way regarding business. Compare it with the way business models are done in our world. What are some of the main differences? Some similarities? Would the Investors way of doing business succeed on Earth? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Lindsay's relationships throughout the novel. What is interesting to note about each of them? What relationship lasts the longest, in the course of the novel and in years elapsed? Why do you think that is?

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