The Age of Wire and String Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Ben Marcus
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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. Michael Marcus' quote at the start of the book states, "Mathematics is the supreme __________ of our time."

2. First ________ is a section which describes the replacement of wild growth with cultivated flowers in a prison.

3. ________ uses upsetting images of houses taken from dreams as aids in teaching people how to destroy themselves while sleeping.

4. _________ are the initial shade-chasers, according to the author's definition, and were once called Persons.

5. Ownership of _______ is a big problem, according to the book's story.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the process that is described in First Green?

2. What is the point that is made about the prison publishing industry, according to the book?

3. Describe the structure in which the father seems to be buried, as seen in the story's writing.

4. What happens when the Brian is denied food, according to this section of the book?

5. What happens when one of the family members is able to escape from the predicament?

6. What is the relationship between Albert and Mark Parker?

7. Where does atmospheric food come from, according to the book?

8. What is the purpose of the wires that the sun has, according to the description of the author?

9. What is the term, God Charge, defined as in this section of the book?

10. Within a piece of experimental fiction, what are some of the traditional conventions that are not used?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marcus writes that disclosing mysteries is a way to look at society without destroying the mysteries themselves.

Part 1: Why do you think society has so many mysteries?

Part 2: How do you think that disclosing a mystery might destroy it?

Part 3: What are the problems with destroying the mysteries of society?

Essay Topic 2

In a certain place, people can live in a number of different shelters, including scooped out dogs.

Part 1: Why would it be important for people to have the ability to live in different shelters?

Part 2: What are the shelters you would like to live in, if you had to choose?

Part 3: How do you think a person is protected by living in different shelters?

Essay Topic 3

A father makes confessions while lying in what appears to be a grave made of glass, which is thought to be symbolism of some sort.

Part 1: Why does the author make the descriptions so vague for the reader?

Part 2: How do you think the author might help the reader have an easier time with the imagery?

Part 3: How do you interpret the scene in which the father is making a confession? Is this structure a grave or something else?

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