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. What is the prize for the war of the Sunken Gardens?

2. What does Mirasol have to think of?

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

4. What is the signal?

5. What do the Terrans want?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is unique about "Fuzzy"?

2. Why does Nikolai retire and commit suicide?

3. How is Wellspring dressed and why?

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

5. What is Lindsay convinced about, regardless of what Vera says, in terms of the rat?

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

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

8. Why do the factions only get twelve hours?

9. Why is the Queen's departure the death knell for CK?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, Lindsay changes his identity numerous times. What are some of the similarities in each of his characters? What are some of the main differences? How do these characters impact his personality? Explain your answer thoroughly.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the Investors attachment to their "pet." How does this go against the knowledge previously offered about the Investors? What does this suggest about their social system? How does this make them more human-like?

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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