The Age of Wire and String Test | Final 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 _________ is a percussion instrument known worldwide and throughout history, according to the author.

2. The types of _________ in which horses are found are as varied as all the influences which have brought them into being.

3. The boy examines the _______ and holds a wire to a scaffold.

4. The author apologizes to the _________ for digging, even though the burials were initiated by this same person.

5. The definition of Representation _______ is quickness with minimal emotion, gesturing, speech, or imagination.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the definition of a Walter?

2. What is the passenger described as in this part of the book?

3. Where does family energy come from, according to the section entitled "Flap, Wire, and Name"?

4. What is the process of detecting the position of remote things, even birds?

5. What is described in the Circle of Willis, one of the many sections in this book?

6. What is the idea of a drowning balance, according to the description in this section?

7. What should a person do with the wind of a storm, according to quotes from the mother's book?

8. What is the cycle of the boy who walks the earth in this section of the story?

9. What happens to the unnamed men who are connected to the wire, according to this section of the book?

10. How does the author define the idea of religion in this section of the book?

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

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 3

Coughing is described as a way to move people or things between levels.

Part 1: How would you define the idea of levels, since the author doesn't make this idea clear?

Part 2: Why do you think coughing and not laughing moves people?

Part 3: Do you think that everyday events cause major changes in life?

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