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 Alexandra described as in Section 2, Chapter 7?

2. How old is the stowaway that is fleeing St. Deborah by the Water in Section 4, Chapter 19?

3. At what theater is Arthur performing in King Lear when he collapses?

4. What is the name of Arthur and Miranda's pomeranian in Section 3, Chapter 15?

5. How long ago had the Traveling Symphony left Charlie behind in St. Deborah by the Water, according to the narrator in Section 2, Chapter 9?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Arthur in his career and life in Section 3, Chapter 13?

2. How has the setting transitioned in Section 2, Chapter 7? What changes have taken place in this setting?

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. Who is being interviewed in Section 3, Chapter 16? Why is this character being interviewed?

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

6. How does Kirsten perceive Alexandra? Why is this significant?

7. What is significant about the Dr. Eleven comics in Section 2, Chapter 8?

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

9. What is the significance of the allusions to King Lear in Section 2, Chapter 7?

10. What setting is established in the opening of Section 3, Chapter 17? In what time period does this chapter take place?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Kirsten’s relationships with August, Dieter, and Sayid. How would you define each relationship? How do you think being in a band of traveling actors and musicians would influence relationships? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the recurring quote “Survival is insufficient” in Station Eleven. From what television show is the quote derived? Why is this significant? What irony surrounds this phrase in the novel? What does the quote mean to you?

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of Arthur Leander’s death in Station Eleven? How does Arthur Leander connect the other main characters in the narrative? What does Arthur’s death have to do with the future events in the story? Would Station Eleven’s narrative change if Arthur were removed from the story? How?

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