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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What no longer startles Spider Rose?
2. What does Nikolai eventually own?
3. What is lying atop the gems?
4. What can Lindsay not help but do after Gomez leaves?
5. To whom is T-K crucial?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Investors and the unity that formed against them. How is this unity rallied and agreed upon? What is the catalyst, and how is this evident to the reader? What would be required for the Investors to become the primary political force? Would this occur? Why or why not?
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 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.
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