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. Who is the one with luck?

2. Why is it recommended that Lindsay breathe shallowly?

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

4. What is the world of humanity to Kitsune?

5. What is wrong with the assassin's face?

Short Essay Questions

1. What initially causes Lindsay not to trust the woman who is going to do his rejuvenation?

2. What do the surgeons do to Kitsune?

3. What is Zen Sarotonin?

4. Why does the Alien's arrival signal the start of peace between the Mechanists and Shapers?

5. What is the Geisha Bank?

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

7. What is Constantine's pride and joy?

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

9. How does the Fortuna Miner's Democracy react to the contents of Lindsay's bag?

10. What does Alexandrina view as very sad?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the feuds against the Shapers. What characteristics make them so disliked? Who, specifically, doesn't like them and why? Do these presumed traits by enemies of the Shapers have merit? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Swarm's offer of immortality. How is this offer hard to refuse? What are some potential consequences of immortality? Why must this offer be closely weighed? Would it be an offer you would take, in Dr. Afriel's position? Why or why not?

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