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. How many hours does Spider Rose spend examining their wares?

2. What are Nikolai's last words?

3. What has killed the Queen?

4. What won't come to Lindsay?

5. Who is Landau's closest friend?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mirasol view the orbiting city? Why does she feel this way?

2. Why do the Cicadas need to bathe but Lindsay does not?

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

4. What does Dr. Afriel say about humanity?

5. What does the Presence reveal itself to be and what does it want with its existence?

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

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

8. How is Wellspring dressed and why?

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

10. What is unique about "Fuzzy"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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