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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. Why does Kayla want to lie down and sleep instead of fleeing the hospital?
2. Where does Kayla finally fall asleep?
3. Into what does Tova crash the car?
4. What does Kayla do as her hospital roommate is taken away?
5. What is the reason for Kayla's actions when comes upon a stream?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where is Mfumbe staying? What is discussed by Mfumbe and Kayla at breakfast?
2. How does Kayla connect with Mfumbe again?
3. How do Kayla and Mfumbe escape the Global-1 officers?
4. What did Mava's and Tova's daughter warn them about? Why did the daughter treat her mother at home instead of in the hospital?
5. What does Nedra say about Mfume in a letter to the editor?
6. What does Nedra say on television?
7. How do Kayla and Mfumbe get a ride heading north? Why do they eventually have to give up the ride?
8. What vision does Kayla have one morning?
9. Why is August on the run?
10. What vision does Kayla have the morning after their first night of traveling northward?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Bar Code Tattoo belongs to the science fiction genre. Define the literary term "genre." What are advantages and disadvantages to labeling a text by genre? What are similarities between different genres?
Essay Topic 2
Reading a science fiction or fantasy novel requires the reader to understand a world that is not real. How does the author help the reader understand the imaginary world of The Bar Code Tattoo? Give specific examples.
Essay Topic 3
Sometimes a book's plot is more character-driven than action-driven. Other times a book's plot is mostly action-driven. Some books seem to balance the two. Explain the difference between a character-driven and an action-driven book. Is The Bar Code Tattoo character-driven or action-driven? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
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