Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Ikele, the ex-navy officer?
2. What kind of scientist is Mzu?
3. What asteroid does the gang lord take Quinn and the others to?
4. Where does Rubra notice Bonney, one of the possessed, getting close to one of the few remaining living humans in the habitat?
5. Who is the Admiral that warns against fighting Capone after his victory at Arnstadt?
Short Essay Questions
1. To whom does Capone appeal before going to war in the Confederation, and what is his message?
2. How is Syrinx considered a tourist?
3. What is the worst fear that Edenists have about death?
4. Why does the Alchemist pose a threat?
5. How does Mzu escape detection from Joshua when she is busy concocting her plans for revenge?
6. Why is Rocio uncomfortable with the idea of working with the Edenists?
7. Why is picking up Deadnight kids a good distraction for the hellhawks?
8. How do the younger generation of the Garissan refugees differ from the older one?
9. What could have the different factions on Nyvan achieved if they cooperated instead of bickered over Mzu?
10. How does Quinn's operations room evoke images of genocide?
Power in society is a prevailing theme of "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict." Hamilton frequently refers to this theme, painting the picture of scholarly knowledge being rewarded by power. Which characters appear honest and which appear corrupt and why? Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Hamilton describes?
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.
Compare and contrast the depiction of these two male characters in the book, Calvert and Mzu. How are they similar? How are they different? How are their ultimate experiences similar? What is the lesson that Hamilton wishes to convey through these examples?
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