Snow Crash Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who does Y.T. find herself working for for the first time?

2. Of what does the center of the Raft consist?

3. Where does Y.T.'s Mom's manager take her?

4. What is Hiro offered before going into the Black Sun?

5. What mistake does Jason make?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 33, we learn more about Enki and his history. What is notable to Hiro?

2. In Chapter 38 we see what we would consider violations to our right to privacy. What does Y.T.'s mother put up with working for the Feds?

3. Why might a big wig like Uncle Enzo want to meet Y.T. Kourier, and how does he go about arranging such a meeting?

4. What is atypical of what appears to be a typical drug deal?

5. Other than Hiro's ability with computers and programming, we see that he has other skills that are revealed in Chapter 11. What are they?

6. What is the Black Sun?

7. What things are revealed in Chapter 20 to make Raven a more formidable adversary than previously realized?

8. A foreboding character is introduced in Chapter 15. Who is he and what is foreshadowed in this chapter?

9. What are some possible reasons that Y.T. might feel uncomfortable around the people of Griffith Park and the Falabalas?

10. How is it apparent the control Hiro has over the information system?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Crips are actually an L.A. based gang. Discuss reasons why such a role would be occupied by a gang that exists in the real world. Discuss the use of this group of characters and what it reflects upon their society.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay that explains rat things. How do they compare to other pack style animals. They are referred to by other names as well. Why? How many parallels can you find in nature that align themselves with rat things and what characteristics do they share?

Essay Topic 3

Despite Y.T.'s knowing who Raven is and what he is capable of, she finds herself extremely attracted to him. Suggest reasons why this may be the case. Put yourself in the place of either character. Do you think you would feel the same? Why or why not?

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