Snow Crash Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is Ng's specialty?

2. Who is Uncle Enzo waiting to meet?

3. What vehicle does Y.T. take?

4. What 'thing' has taken the taxi drivers?

5. What is the Deliverators real name?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What could be a possible reason for Hiro talking about his father to Raven?

3. In Chapter 59, what is Hiro's plan to retrieve the tablets?

4. How does Hiro manage to create an antidote to Snow Crash? Why do you think he didn't do this before and save himself the majority of the trouble?

5. Who wins the fight between Raven and Uncle Enzo?

6. In Chapter 39, what do we learn about Raven and the Orthos?

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

8. Hiro finds Raven in the Metaverse. What is Raven doing?

9. How does Hiro learn more about the wireheads?

10. Although Raven is a murderer, he has some redeeming qualities. Name them.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe Mr. Stephenson's writing style. Name two other authors that write in a similar style. Why is it similar? How is it different?

Essay Topic 2

What does Rife's control over the Raft's navigation and his control over his followers have in common? How does that compare to the control religious heads today have over their followers? Compare Rife to a current religious head of your choice. What are his/her commonalities/differences?

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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