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. Where does Joshua get invited in hopes of meeting Voi's friends after he seduces a girl?

2. Who are hounding Capone's fleet at Arnstadt with guerrilla tactics that have taken the Organization by surprise?

3. What are the medical packages called in "The Neutronium Alchemist"?

4. Who is Voi in relation to Ikele?

5. Concerned that Erick's ship may not have made the jump safely, where does Syrinx travel to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Capone win at Arnstadt?

2. What does Capone miscalculate about the people of the Confederation?

3. How is Louise different once she leaves Norfolk?

4. While Rubra feels responsibility for the people he cares for and protects, are his motives altruistic?

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

6. How do Joshua and the people of Ayacucho respond to near-death experiences?

7. Why does the Alchemist pose a threat?

8. How does Mzu escape detection from Joshua when she is busy concocting her plans for revenge?

9. Why is picking up Deadnight kids a good distraction for the hellhawks?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hamilton employs bold and and effective language with some powerful symbolism. Choose an example of symbolism, briefly describe it, and identify the technique which it embodies.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict." Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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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