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

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 2

Discuss the feuds against the Shapers. What characteristics make them so disliked? Who, specifically, doesn't like them and why? Do these presumed traits by enemies of the Shapers have merit? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the form of currency in the Schismatrix. Why is this form of currency efficient? How is it a trading currency? What are some of the logical issues behind a currency based on energy? Would it be easy to gain a stranglehold on such a market? How or why not?

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