Snow Crash Test | Final 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 is on the Raft with Hiro?

2. Who or what discovers Y.T.?

3. What does Hiro note about Port Sherman?

4. Who rescues Hiro from the wireheads?

5. Who now is Hiro's only companion?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Rife is angry at Y.T. for delivering the package to Hiro. Why doesn't he kill her or infect her?

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

4. How does Fido sacrifice himself for Y.T.?

5. How was glossalia suppressed?

6. Fisheye tells Hiro that he is sure the pirates would listen to reason. Why would pirates listen to reason?

7. 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?

8. What is L. Bob Rife's interest in Y.T. in Chapter 60?

9. Why do you think Fisheye is more concerned about what Uncle Enzo will think more than his own life?

10. What are some possible reasons for Hiro's discomfort in the knowledge that Y.T. and Raven slept together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Think about the Raft gargoyles. What do you think would inspire someone without Juanita's motivations to mutilate themselves in such a fashion? If you think nothing could, speculate on how the multitudes of wireheads came to be.

Essay Topic 2

Speculate on the state of affairs in the real world if the government no longer held its authority. What do you think the world would be like? Describe possible reasons for the collapse of the culture, social development, and justice system that would inevitably occur.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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