Speaker for the Dead 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. Which two characters are in the forest with the piggies?

2. What does Ela say it is time to reveal?

3. What does Quim urge the Bishop to forgive?

4. What does Ender claim he knows more about than Ouanda does?

5. Which of the following organs in Marcao's body is not replaced with fat cells?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ouanda not want Ender to come to the forest to meet the piggies?

2. Describe the argument at dinner that takes place in Chapter 14?

3. Of what does the doctor say Marcao died?

4. How does Ender respond to Jane's teasing?

5. What happens to Miro when he tries to climb the fence?

6. Describe Jane.

7. What does Ender see in the tree in Chapter 17?

8. In what way is Ender growing closer to Novinha and her family?

9. What does Ender learn about the piggies in Chapter 17?

10. Describe the meeting between Dom Cristao and the Bishop.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss whether you think this statement is true or false: "The Speaker of the Dead examines the problems problems that can occur in a monoreligous state." Use two examples from the novel to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Who are the Buggers? What is the significance of the Bugger race in this novel? In what have the humans learned from their problems with the Bugger race? Why do the students think the Bugger Wars had such an influence Orson Scott Card's world in this story?

Essay Topic 3

What loss has Novinha experienced and how has it affected her? Why has losing Pipo and Libo had such a profound affect on Novinha? How can she recover from such tragedy?

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