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. The Deliverator used to have another job description. What was it?

2. What feature does Y.T. activate on her new plank that enables her escape?

3. How does Y.T. escape the Fed guys?

4. What does Ng tell Y.T. to do with the vial when she has it?

5. At first glance, the Deliverator appears to be more like what?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. How does Hiro disarm the Snow Crash bomb?

3. More ethnic stereotyping is revealed in Chapter 40. How do people from the New South Africa franchise treat Hiro?

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

5. What do Raven and Y.T. have in common?

6. Why would the appearance of Raven be a welcome distraction to Y.T.?

7. How has L. Bob Rife distributed the virus to the masses?

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

9. For the first time in this book, the effects of the drug Snow Crash are revealed to Hiro. What are they?

10. What are Avatars?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define the literary device moral. Do you think there is a moral to this story? If so, what is it? If not, do you think you could create one? Explain why an author might choose to use a moral.

Essay Topic 2

Snow Crash is referred to as three different things. What are they and how do they differ? In what way are they the same? For each of them, find a real life equivalent. Compare and contrast them.

Essay Topic 3

Hiro embarks on a mission to save the world and risks life and limb to do so. Write an essay that details his motivations and compare that with what you would have done in a similar situation.

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