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

2. Who does Quinn kill on the Nyvan's asteroid?

3. Kiera can use the antimatter to blow up the nearby planet Srinagar's ____________.

4. What kind of Tranquillity serjeants will be used by Alastair to fight the possessed on Ombey?

5. Who does Kiera think that Bonney should seek out and kill?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Bonney intent on killing Dariat?

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

3. How is Syrinx considered a tourist?

4. What is the cliffhanger pertaining to Tranquility at the end of the book?

5. What could have the different factions on Nyvan achieved if they cooperated instead of bickered over Mzu?

6. Why does Quinn torture the Christian priest?

7. How have the main characters of Mzu, Joshua, Liol, Samuel, Monica, and others grown by the end of the novel?

8. What is the power inherent in the Alchemist?

9. What happens when a possessed goes to zero tau?

10. What are some advantages that the possessed have over the living?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"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 2

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 3

Describe some of the settings for "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict." What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. How do these settings even if imaginary, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use these places in "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict"?

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