Schismatrix Plus Test | Final Test - Hard

Bruce Sterling
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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

The social hierarchy of the Investors is interesting to examine, especially considering their lack of emotions. Describe and explain their social hierarchy and how the Investor society is established, and compare it to human society. What major differences, aside from the ability of interstellar travel, do both species possess?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss Lindsay's relationships throughout the novel. What is interesting to note about each of them? What relationship lasts the longest, in the course of the novel and in years elapsed? Why do you think that is?

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