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Paolo Bacigalupi
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Nailer hear when he leans forward closer to the rich girl?
(a) Nothing.
(b) She is praying.
(c) She is pleading for her life.
(d) She is breathing.

2. What could the rich girl's fingers have been to Nailer?
(a) A reminder of the capriciousness of life.
(b) A way to prove his claim.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Fate amulets.

3. What is one of the worse things that can happen to a member of the crew?
(a) To have Babi think they are too young to work.
(b) To be fired.
(c) To fall in the polluted water.
(d) To have their mask fall off.

4. Who is Sadna?
(a) Sloth's mother.
(b) Nailer's cousin.
(c) Pima's mother.
(d) Bipa's wife.

5. Who is Tool?
(a) A monstrous half man.
(b) The island's only cop.
(c) Richard's second in command.
(d) The man who started Richard on drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nailer realize about Lucky Girl for the first time since he met her?

2. How do Pima and Nailer survive the winds and rain?

3. How does Nailer manage to avoid a beating from his father?

4. What does the girl say when they have built a fire and given her food and water?

5. What happens when the duct suddenly squeaks and shakes?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nailer feel about Richard, and what saves Nailer from a beating when he gets home after his oil experience?

2. What does the girl ask Nailer when she wakes and what is his reaction?

3. Why does Nailer fear for his livelihood, and what gives him some hope?

4. Describe the ritual of making the girl a crew member.

5. What does the crew think will happen to Sloth?

6. What are the drawbacks to trying to salvage the clipper themselves?

7. What do the three do the next morning?

8. Who cares for Nailer's wounds?

9. What do Nailer and Pima find in the jungle and what is their first reaction?

10. What does Nailer think about clipper ships?

(see the answer keys)

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