Station Eleven Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Emily St. John Mandel
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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 old is Arthur Leander when he dies?

2. How many wives does the stowaway say the prophet in St. Deborah by the Water currently has in Section 4, Chapter 19?

3. What town has the Traveling Symphony recently left in Section 2, Chapter 7?

4. What is the name of the flu strain that wipes out much of humanity in Station Eleven?

5. How old is Arthur Leander described in the beginning of Section 3, Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would you compare the characters of Kirsten and the prophet in the novel?

2. What do you think the dog Luli symbolizes in Section 2, Chapter 12? Why?

3. How is Jeevan’s narrative impacted by the outbreak of the Georgia Flu? What might Jeevan have become if the pandemic had not occurred?

4. What do you think Eleanor’s character symbolizes in the novel?

5. What is foreshadowed at the end of Section 1, Chapter 2?

6. What metaphor(s) can be derived from the movements of the Traveling Symphony in the narrative?

7. How is the theme of performance illustrated in Section 3, Chapter 18?

8. What are the prophet’s objectives, as illustrated in Section 2, Chapter 12?

9. What is significant about Miranda and Clark’s conversation outside the party in Section 3, Chapter 15?

10. What is significant about the Traveling Symphony’s search for Charlie in Section 2, Chapter 10?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the setting of St. Deborah by the Water. How many inhabitants live in this settlement? How is the settlement structured? Who is in charge? How are rules enforced? Who has left the settlement, and why?

Essay Topic 2

When Kirsten inquires about Charlie in St. Deborah by the Water, she is led to a plot of graves. What do the graves represent? What do they foreshadow? How does Kirsten respond when she is led to the graves?

Essay Topic 3

During their journey, August talks to Kirsten about the multi-verse theory, or M-Theory. What does M-Theory entail? Who hypothesized the theory? How does the multi-verse theory apply to the narrative of Station Eleven?

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