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

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 a universe in which humanity all have long lasting life spans. What would be some of the benefits to such a world? What would be some of the drawbacks? Extrapolating on what is known about humanity now, discuss how longevity might not be a boon to any planet or solar system on which humans reside.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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