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. What do Lindsay and Nora have?

2. Why is it recommended that Lindsay breathe shallowly?

3. What color are the roaches that Rep 2 likes?

4. Who has been the informant for this person?

5. What is the audience delighted by?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three things the President makes sure that Lindsay understands?

2. Why does it take courage for Lindsay to approach the Nephrine Black Medicals?

3. Why are the pirates jealous of the Shapers?

4. What does the drogue do to Lindsay?

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

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

7. Who is Evan Kelland to Lindsay?

8. What is Constantine's pride and joy?

9. What news hits Constantine hard?

10. What does Lindsay tell Nora that he would deny if she repeated?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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