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 does the President ask to be done with it?

2. What do Lindsay and Nora have?

3. What is risky to Nora?

4. What information does Lindsay find out about Nora?

5. How many limbs does the robot have?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the point of Carnaval and why do the pirates want the Shapers to join in?

3. Who is Evan Kelland to Lindsay?

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

5. What do the surgeons do to Kitsune?

6. Why does Lindsay feel secure in his incognito clothes?

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

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

9. What is the Geisha Bank?

10. Why is Lindsay so freaked out about fire?

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 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?

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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