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. What is the name of the virtual world that Hiro works in after losing his pizza delivery job?

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

3. When she arrives, where does she deliver the briefcase?

4. What does Y.T. wonder whether Fido is?

5. Who is the common recipient of all donations and founder of the Pearly Gates?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the Sacrifice Zone?

4. Why is the Deliverator so disturbed by the idea that the pizza he delivers might be late?

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

6. What is the Black Sun?

7. How does the Raft navigate?

8. What did Enki do to humanities words?

9. What is the Metaverse and how is it viewed by those who spend the most amount of time there?

10. What are Avatars?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

Write an essay that details Metaverse to someone who might never have heard of a computer before? Discuss restrictions vs. abilities in this world and in that one.

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