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. The beginning of this section describes the phenomena of a/an ____________ home in which an intruder kills himself.

2. The original practitioners of the house movement were ______ -dwellers.

3. After an item that needs to be revived is revived, it is necessary to have _________ with it.

4. What does the sun have that allows for the exact measurement of where to build houses?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Some of the foods evolved into garments with what sorts of names, according to the book's content?

2. What is the effectiveness of the healing wind that God carries with him as he flies around in the sky?

3. While the origin of air days is unclear, how are they celebrated by people in the area?

4. What must happen in order for desire to not destroy the object that one looks at?

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

6. What are grass guards?

7. What are some ways in which the reader might want to respond to the act of snoring

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

9. What is the process of coughing and how can it be stopped, according to the writing in this section of the book?

10. What do certain birds do, real and mythological ones, according to the description of the author?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The Ben Marcus is a false map made of skin, according to the book's description.

Part 1: Why do you think the Ben Marcus is a false map made of skin?

Part 2: Can a false map be made to be true or is it unchangeable?

Part 3: How do you think a false map can still be useful in life?

Essay Topic 3

Ben Marcus' book is one that is considered to be experimental, to say the least, which can be confusing for some readers.

Part 1: What is the purpose of writing an experimental book?

Part 2: Do you think an experimental book is one that's easy to read?

Part 3: How do you think the book would be different if it was written in a standard way?

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