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 tells Lindsay to get into the decontamination suit?

2. How many limbs does the robot have?

3. What has finally arrived?

4. What do the pirates give as gifts to the people beyond the Wall?

5. What is the enemy of impact?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Lindsay so freaked out about fire?

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

3. What does the drogue do to Lindsay?

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

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

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

7. Why are habitats sacred?

8. What is the Geisha Bank?

9. Who is Evan Kelland to Lindsay?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The social hierarchy of the Investors is interesting to examine, especially considering their lack of emotions. Describe and explain their social hierarchy and how the Investor society is established, and compare it to human society. What major differences, aside from the ability of interstellar travel, do both species possess?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the Investors attachment to their "pet." How does this go against the knowledge previously offered about the Investors? What does this suggest about their social system? How does this make them more human-like?

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