State of Fear 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. What is the population of Auroraville?

2. Who showed up with an invitation from George Morton?

3. Which guy does Evans find?

4. What is the scientific name of the octopus that bit Peter?

5. What did Drake fail to comment on?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Morton go to all this trouble to fake his own death?

2. Why was Ted Bradley going with Evans to identify Morton instead of Sarah?

3. What was said by the Russian-accented fellow that caught Sarah's attention?

4. How did Evans determine where the thing that the detective wanted to give him was located?

5. What happened in the fall of 1989?

6. Why wasn't Professor Hoffman welcome at the conference?

7. Why would the military fund weather research?

8. Why was Ted Bradley turned on by Jennifer Haynes?

9. How did Morton fake his own death?

10. What signs showed the park ranger that there was a danger of a flash flood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How has this book changed your outlook on environmental issues, or has it? What are the most important points to you that this book makes? Why do you think people don't focus more on garbage and pollution, instead of global warming, as garbage and pollution are something that each individual can make a difference with?

Essay Topic 2

How is beauty emphasized in the novel? Is this true of social standards? What aspects of human nature does beauty cater to? What aspect of human fallibility does the beauty industry cater to? Why? How?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the character of Peter Evans. How is he a dynamic character? What is the impetus for his change of heart regarding environmental issues? What does this say for his intellectual standpoint? What do you think his psychological profiling would be? What kind of friend would he be, judging by his actions in the book?

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