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. Boys are named after whom in the Republic?

2. What does Nikolai eventually own?

3. What does Nikolai do when he meets his wife's clone?

4. Who does Nikolai love as a child?

5. What are Nikolai's last words?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the book refer to in Chapter Nine regarding the strain on humanity?

2. Who had been the previous occupant of the ship and what had happened to it?

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

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

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

6. What had Pongpianskul attempted to do, and failed?

7. What does Dr. Mirny tell Dr. Afriel about the Swarm and what he can hope to gain from them?

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

9. What is so special about the discreets?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the Investors way regarding business. Compare it with the way business models are done in our world. What are some of the main differences? Some similarities? Would the Investors way of doing business succeed on Earth? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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