Schismatrix Plus Test | Final 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 isn't offered to Rose for her prize?

2. What is considered Paradise?

3. Who remains after Lindsay pulls this stunt?

4. What is the thing that the Investors hit upon that she actually likes?

5. How big is Mirasol's new land?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what reason does the Mechanist woman propose marriage?

2. What interesting information does Lindsay find out about Wellspring?

3. Why does Nikolai retire and commit suicide?

4. How does Nikolai come to find the central question of the universe? What is the central question?

5. Why is winter the season for pruning the sunken gardens?

6. What is Dr. Afriel's mission?

7. How is the killing of the people originally justified?

8. How has Spider Rose's pet helped her overcome issues?

9. What does Nikolai do in order to upset the Mechanist?

10. What is unique about "Fuzzy"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss Nora's betrayal of her gene line. How does it become clear that this is a regret of hers? What does she do in order to not have regrets further? How does this illustrate Nora's true emotional ties? Defend your argument utilizing quotes from the book.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Lindsay's parting gift to Kitsune. How is this gift more than a little morbid and psychopathic? How could it backfire on Lindsay? What is the problem with giving a being that is hungry for power more and more of it?

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