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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. Who are hounding Capone's fleet at Arnstadt with guerrilla tactics that have taken the Organization by surprise?
2. When Duchamp refuses to take Kingsley on his ship, what does Kingsley say is on board the vessel?
3. What is the region on the Kulu planet Ombey where Moyo is looking for transport?
4. When Joshua demands a blood test, what is the result regarding his brother?
5. How many hours do the people on board the ship have to escape, according to Pryor?
Short Essay Questions
1. While Rubra feels responsibility for the people he cares for and protects, are his motives altruistic?
2. How is Louise different once she leaves Norfolk?
3. What does the Admiral feel that any war fought against Capone will create?
4. Why does Capone want the Alchemist?
5. What is the worst fear that Edenists have about death?
6. What does Erick realize about Duchamp when he is detaching the bomb?
7. What is the significance of the inverted cross for Quinn?
8. What does Capone miscalculate about the people of the Confederation?
9. How does Capone win at Arnstadt?
10. How do the younger generation of the Garissan refugees differ from the older one?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Human origins are discussed at length in Foundations' Edge? How did humanity evolve?? How has humanity colonized and expanded its territory in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Intuition has particular significance in "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict." What is the significance of having intuition in the story? Who chases after intuition? Who has intuition? Who loses intuition? Who gains intuition? What does Hamilton ultimately say about intuition through the characters of Calvert and Mzu and what is the importance of this discovery and the characters' role?
Essay Topic 3
"The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict" is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic. Hamilton uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this novel.
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