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 is cheap among Shapers?

2. How many wives does Carnassus have?

3. What is this faction rumored to practice?

4. Who does Lindsay meet when he's taken under arrest?

5. How close does Lindsay get to the impact site?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is the right to death on Zaibatsu claimed, and how else might Lindsay be terminated?

3. What does Greta suggest when they arrive back at her suite?

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

5. What is Constantine's pride and joy?

6. What is the Geisha Bank?

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

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

9. What news hits Constantine hard?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Constantine and Lindsay's relationship. What is the catalyst that threw the two friends apart? For what reason does this relationship continue to stay soured? Utilizing quotes from the book, draw a detailed character analysis of the two as friends and as enemies.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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