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 does Lindsay meet when he's taken under arrest?

2. What makes Constantine's life look good?

3. Why are roaches essential for life aboard a ship?

4. Whose body is in the crate?

5. What kind of tattoo does Lindsay want?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Lindsay so freaked out about fire?

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

4. Why is Lindsay thrilled when the tape mimics an Investor?

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

6. What kinds of things does Kitsune never tell Lindsay?

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

8. Why won't Nora come with Lindsay?

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

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

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 the political system of the Schismatrix. How is this system in a state of constant flux? What does an individual have to do in order to maintain control? Who or what controls the system throughout most of the book? How is this evident?

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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