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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. How did Jason communicate with the replicators?
2. Why does Simon say Tyler cannot come for Diane?
3. What does the Spin membrane start doing?
4. Why is traveling at night getting more dangerous?
5. What does Tyler tell Ina about the Martians?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Simon tell Tyler about Diane when Tyler arrives at Condon's ranch?
2. What happens in the summer with the sky and why does Simon call Tyler? How does Tyler respond?
3. What does Wun tell Tyler about a possible cure for Jason?
4. How is Jason's health, what does he ask Tyler to do and how does Tyler respond?
5. What does Tyler say might be the Hypotheticals motivation as far as the Spin goes?
6. What does Jason report to Tyler about the replicators a few years after they were launched?
7. What does Jason tell Tyler about the Martian ambassador, conditions on Mars and why he was sent?
8. What does Simon say about his conflict between Diane and his beliefs?
9. What does Wun say about the replicator technology and why it might be helpful?
10. What happens shortly after the Spin membrane is gone?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many books are written not just to entertain, but also because the author wants readers to think about one or more themes or issues. Discuss one of the following:
Follow the theme of fanaticism and analyze it thoroughly throughout the text, using specific examples.
Follow the theme of environmental responsibility and analyze it thoroughly throughout the text, using specific examples.
Discuss what might be the author's agenda in writing Spin, giving examples from the text and relating it to the "real" world.
Essay Topic 2
E. D. tells Jason that information is generally valuable in the hands of those who can use it. Discuss the following:
Analyze and explain fully what you think E. D. believes about information.
How does access to information give E. D. and others of his ilk power? Give examples.
Compare a character who abuses the acquisition of information to one who uses it for the benefit of human kind.
Does what is discussed in this story about information have any validity in our own world? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Time is a concept that is easy to define but much more difficult to understand, both in Spin and in "real" life. Discuss the following:
Define time and then explain time.
Many philosophers say that time is a "human construct." What do you think this term means? If it is true, why do you think humans "constructed" time?
What would be the nature of our life if time either as a construct or absolute did not exist?
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