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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 En?
2. With what animal did Asherah associate?
3. What does Raven throw at Hiro?
4. What quadrant do Hiro and Da5id go to check out?
5. What is the name of the peacekeeping force in the White Columns burbclave?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is atypical of what appears to be a typical drug deal?
2. What is the Black Sun?
3. Who is Da5id?
4. What things are revealed in Chapter 20 to make Raven a more formidable adversary than previously realized?
5. A foreboding character is introduced in Chapter 15. Who is he and what is foreshadowed in this chapter?
6. 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?
7. In Chapter 33, we learn more about Enki and his history. What is notable to Hiro?
8. What does Chapter 37 reveal about the US Government?
9. There are two new additions in Hiro's office within the Metaverse. What are they and what are their functions?
10. What are some possible reasons that Y.T. might feel uncomfortable around the people of Griffith Park and the Falabalas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is one character that is really round, or realistic, in this novel. Describe this character and what makes him/her a finished character. Why are his/her motives realistic? By comparison, what is the flattest, or most unrealistic character?
Essay Topic 2
Name, describe, and quote three literary devices found in this story. How are these useful to the development of the plot? Do they distract or add to the story? How?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Mr. Stephenson's writing style. Name two other authors that write in a similar style. Why is it similar? How is it different?
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