Schismatrix Plus Test | Final Test - Hard

Bruce Sterling
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the prize for the war of the Sunken Gardens?

2. What has Dr. Afriel staked his career upon?

3. What shows up at Landau's door?

4. What does Lindsay say about Mars?

5. What has killed the Queen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss Nora's commitment to the Mavride clan. How is this commitment different than anyone on Earth's commitment to their family? How is it similar? What are some of the drawbacks to this level of commitment?

Essay Topic 3

Examine Dr. Afriel's desire to exploit the Swarm for the benefit of his faction. Is this behavior any different from what people try to do in general? How or why not? Cite examples from human history to support your argument.

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