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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. _________ is the process in which one might weld normally replaceable parts, according to descriptions in this section.
2. Inside the vessel of the _______, substances can be moved, divided, reduced, or enumerated.
3. English scientists created a method of _________ based on the patter of flutters that emerge from a string and a wire over a mouth.
4. Dogs depend on the principle that ________ expand when heated.
5. Which of the sexes will have more trouble being blinded by the sparks when welding?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the three things that the author points out as having affected the horse populations?
2. How does the author define the idea of religion in this section of the book?
3. What is the process of detecting the position of remote things, even birds?
4. What is the cycle of the boy who walks the earth in this section of the story?
5. What is the passenger described as in this part of the book?
6. What is the only way that a person can escape from a dog?
7. Where does family energy come from, according to the section entitled "Flap, Wire, and Name"?
8. What is the idea of a drowning balance, according to the description in this section?
9. What happens to the unnamed men who are connected to the wire, according to this section of the book?
10. What does the father tell the boy needs to happen in order to help Monk?
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
The violence the author includes seems to be used to shock the reader, rather than to add to the book's strength.
Part 1: Is there ever a place for violence in a book? What purpose can it serve?
Part 2: How do you feel about the section on a family witnessing an intruder coming into the home and then killing themselves?
Part 3: Do you think that the author has a personal experience with an intruder committing suicide?
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?
This section contains 690 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)