The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Peter F. Hamilton
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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. What is Kiera a leader of at Valisk?

2. When Joshua tries to exorcise the soul of a possessed man, what does he say that he is?

3. What does Quinn remove from the person/alien he kills on the Nyvan's asteroid?

4. What is the region on the Kulu planet Ombey where Moyo is looking for transport?

5. What is the piece of clothing that will protect Erick from the vacuum of space?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it ironic that Rubra cares about the people he protects?

2. What is the worst fear that Edenists have about death?

3. As the book opens, why is Mzu on the asteroid?

4. Why does the Alchemist pose a threat?

5. What does Quinn's concept of religion encompass in terms of temples?

6. How are the DeadKnights described in Chapter 1?

7. How is Syrinx considered a tourist?

8. How does Capone win at Arnstadt?

9. Why do Edenists question atheist beliefs after encountering the possessed?

10. What does Erick realize about Duchamp when he is detaching the bomb?

Essay Topics

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

"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.

Essay Topic 3

Hamilton uses some important instances of foreshadowing in "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict." Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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