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 garden is in the shape of a _______, thus confining people within certain portions of the sky.

2. If the child wishes to absolve the father, then they must bring a _________ which allows the grave to not be covered.

3. If the man destroying his house were a father of the author, then he would shout at his _______, which would form an animal.

4. Who is the one that is accused of the murder, according to the story?

5. A practice called house _________ began around 1979 in the Southwest, according to the book.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens as a result of a Monica, according to this section of the book?

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

4. What does the author give as the definition of a shirt of noise?

5. What are grass guards?

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

7. What does the author describe the book to be a project about? What is it meant to compile?

8. What is happening in response to the cultivated flowers in the prison, per this particular section of the book?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Food is said to attract people by falling onto various surfaces, according to the author.

Part 1: How does food change the way you act in life?

Part 2: Onto what surfaces might food fall and then impact the way a person behaves?

Part 3: Why do you think food is so powerful in life and in the larger society?

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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