Schismatrix Plus Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Bruce Sterling
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Final Test - Hard

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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 only native animal life in the orbiting Mechanist colonies?

2. How do the gasbags communicate?

3. Who has made no attempt to contact the local primitives?

4. What shows up at Landau's door?

5. What is Green Rapture?

Essay 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

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.

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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