Speaker for the Dead 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 kind of scientist is Pipo?

2. Who does Ender find at his living quarters?

3. Whose death has Jane investigated?

4. Who did Marcao yell at in the episode Olhado shows?

5. To whose house is Libo taken?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way do Novinha and Ender get on in Chapter 8?

2. Why does no one know that Andrew Wiggin is really Ender?

3. Why does Novinha hide her files?

4. What is Valentine life like after Ender leaves?

5. Why is Novinha afraid in Chapter 8?

6. In what way does Chapter 3 deal with the theme of loss?

7. Why can Ender no longer travel with Valentine?

8. Describe Ender's flight to Lusitania?

9. How do the authorities deal with Pipo's death?

10. What is the headmistress worried about in the first chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the fence that divides the two races.

1) What purpose does the fence serve? Who does the fence benefit?

2) What problems could the fence cause the planet in the future?

Essay Topic 2

Why have the Catholics colonized Lusitania if they have no intention of spreading their religion? From what past mistakes have the Catholics learned? What benefits are there from observing the piggies rather than influencing them? Could just observing the piggies cause any problems in the long run?

Essay Topic 3

How have Novinha's children been affected by Marcao's violence towards their mother? What effect has the violence had on Novinha? What does it say about Novinha's character that she stayed with Marcao despite the abuse?

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