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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Harv do when he returns to see what Nell has done with the matter compiler?
(a) Harv repairs the matter compiler.
(b) Harv sends the extra items into the recycler.
(c) Harv sends the broken matter compiler into the recycler.
(d) Harv tells his mother about Nell's mischief.

2. What is Hackworth's code name for the Illustrated Primer project?
(a) Bespoke.
(b) Primer.
(c) Runcible.
(d) Thete.

3. When Harv brings a stolen Primer to Nell, why does she throw it on the floor?
(a) The Primer begins telling the story of a girl named Fiona.
(b) The Primer begins telling the story of a girl named Elizabeth.
(c) She does not want her brother to give her stolen property.
(d) She does not want her mother's boyfriend to see the book.

4. For what company does Hackworth work?
(a) Ashanti.
(b) Finkle-McGraw.
(c) Bespoke.
(d) Primer Engineering.

5. In the Primer, what does the raven say Nell must do in order to rescue Harv from the castle?
(a) Collect ten keys in the hands of ten trolls.
(b) Collect twelve keys in the hands of twelve kings and queens.
(c) Collect ten keys in the hands of ten kings and queens.
(d) Collect twelve keys in the hands of twelve trolls.

6. Nell learns how to light a fire while reading what story in the Primer?
(a) Princess Nell's adoptive parents teaching her and Harv how to light a fire.
(b) Harv preparing a meal for Princess Nell.
(c) Princess Nell and Harv camping in the woods.
(d) Harv lighting a fire to keep trolls away at night.

7. During their lunch, what option does Lord Finkle-McGraw offer to Hackworth in exchange for keeping quiet about Hackworth's illegal activities?
(a) Hackworth must agree to be a double agent for Judge Fang, spying on Dr. X.
(b) Hackworth must agree to be a double agent for Dr. X, spying on Judge Fang.
(c) Hackworth must agree to be a double agent for Dr. X, spying on the Victorians.
(d) Hackworth must agree to be a double agent for the Victorians, spying on Dr. X.

8. In the torture chanber, PhyrePhox admits that his organization's ship carries what cargo?
(a) Women and children rescued from Atlantis/Shanghai.
(b) Skull guns and other contraband.
(c) Women and children to be used in human trading.
(d) Women and children rescued from inland China.

9. The Causeway is a bridge connecting what two areas?
(a) The artificial island of Atlantis/Shanghai and the Leased Territories.
(b) The artificial island of the Leased Territories and the Pudong Economic Zone.
(c) The artificial island of Atlantis/Shanghai and the Pudong Economic Zone.
(d) The artificial island of Source Victoria and Atlantis/Shanghai.

10. "The Diamond Age" is set in what era?
(a) The late twenty-first century.
(b) The early twenty-first century.
(c) The late twenty-second century.
(d) The early twenty-second century.

11. In "Hackworth's Morning Ruminations," what happens to ensure that Hackworth cannot change his mind about carrying out his secret plan?
(a) Hackworth's wife announces that there is not enough money in their bank account to pay their bills.
(b) Hackworth's wife overhears that he intends to bring her a special surprise.
(c) Hackworth reads in the Times that he is being pursued by guards.
(d) Hackworth's daughter overhears that he intends to bring her a special surprise.

12. The granddaughter of Lord Finkle-McGraw and the daughter of Hackworth attend a birthday party for whom?
(a) Fiona.
(b) Princess Charlotte.
(c) Gwendolyn.
(d) Elizabeth.

13. What are passives?
(a) High-tech movies.
(b) Old movies.
(c) Harmless mites.
(d) Sedated activists.

14. What item does Hackworth generate in Vancouver using the card given to him by Dr. X's courier?
(a) A mechanical donkey that will fold into a suitcase.
(b) A mechanical horse that will fold into a computer.
(c) A mechanical horse that will fold into a suitcase.
(d) A mechanical horse that will fold into a chair.

15. In what way is the bridge an example of die-hard habits on the part of architects?
(a) The bridge has a drawbridge to allow boats to pass beneath, even though there is no longer any boat traffic in the area.
(b) The bridge is arched to allow boats to pass beneath, even though there is no longer any boat traffic in the area.
(c) The bridge is decorative only, not functional, to provide a sense of history.
(d) The bridge is based on Medieval design.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the primary technology in use in "The Diamond Age"?

2. At the Flea Circus, how does Chang surprise Hackworth?

3. Where do Dr. X and Judge Fang first meet to discuss their mutual interest in the Primer?

4. What does the Constable at the gates of Dovetail warn Miranda to do?

5. What do the guards do to incapacitate Bud, after his assault and robbery, until the constable arrives?

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