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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 only thing that Raven does better than harpooning?
2. What program does Hiro find particularity useful?
3. With whom is the person in the one-man kayak allied?
4. What do the 'Raft Gargoyles' do?
5. How does Y.T. know that Raven isn't mad at her?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 59, what is Hiro's plan to retrieve the tablets?
2. The Mafia man who has already met Y.T. earlier in the story now describes to Hiro in depth the five phase plan. What is it?
3. Although Raven is a murderer, he has some redeeming qualities. Name them.
4. Great examples of loyalty are shown in Chapter 65. Name them
5. Rife is angry at Y.T. for delivering the package to Hiro. Why doesn't he kill her or infect her?
6. What are some possible reasons for Uncle Enzo to seek revenge against L. Bob Rife?
7. How does Hiro release the Nam-Shub of Enki?
8. Fisheye tells Hiro that he is sure the pirates would listen to reason. Why would pirates listen to reason?
9. What are some possible reasons for Hiro's discomfort in the knowledge that Y.T. and Raven slept together?
10. How does Hiro disarm the Snow Crash bomb?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are plenty of examples of ethnic stereotyping in this novel. Write an essay on an ethnic stereotype of your choice. Outline why it exists and how attitudes could be changed to alter the stereotype in question, if it should be altered at all.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay that explains rat things. How do they compare to other pack style animals. They are referred to by other names as well. Why? How many parallels can you find in nature that align themselves with rat things and what characteristics do they share?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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