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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. How many employees work at the main campus of the Circle where Mae begins working in Book I?

2. What book does Annie move in the library to reveal a secret passage?

3. What band is playing at the Colony when Frank and Mae go out for the first time?

4. What percentage of the free-mail market does the Circle control?

5. What does Josiah say paper is in Book I?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mae's first office described that is shown to her by Renata? How does Mae respond to the setting?

2. Describe the character of Mae as she is introduced in the beginning of the novel. What are Mae's circumstances as the story begins?

3. Who is Frank and how does Mae meet him?

4. Who is Senator Williams and what threat does she pose to the Circle?

5. How does Mae initially meet Kalden? How is this meeting described?

6. How do Mercer and Mae differ in their perceptions of technology and the internet?

7. How does the narrator describe Mae and Annie's history in Book I?

8. Who is Alistair and how does Mae first meet him?

9. How is the campus of the Circle described? Where is it located?

10. How is the setting of the welcoming party described on Mae's first day at the Circle?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Mae's family and their medical struggles. From what condition does Mae's father struggle? Why does he have difficulty dealing with his insurance company regarding his illness? How does Mae help her parents in this regard?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author's use of similes and metaphors in the novel. What are examples of each? What do they describe? How does each of these examples serve the reader?

Essay Topic 3

Where does Mae begin working at the Circle? What are her job duties? How do these job duties change as her work continues? What does Mae think of her job in this department?

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