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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. When Joshua fears the worst happened to the habitat at the end of the final battle, who points out that there is not enough wreckage for the habitat to have been destroyed?
2. When Quinn reaches the asteroid connected to Earth via a tower, who does he kill?
3. What drive of Lady Mac is used to accelerate out of danger at forty-two gees?
4. When the Mindor approaches Valisk with the Deadnights, who does Joshua find in bed with Gerard?
5. Who is reluctant at first to help Mzu in her ambush plans at Toi-Hoi?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when a possessed is killed?
2. How is Rocio's hellhawk emblematic of his desire for freedom?
3. Why does Monica press a gun to Joshua's back after escaping the basin?
4. How does Rocio going to Capone help Gerard in his mission?
5. What are some advantages that the possessed have over the living?
6. How do Samuel, Mzu, and Monica try to escape the possessed via the basin?
7. In Chapter 9, how does the possibility of defeating Capone seem plausible?
8. How does Quinn's operations room evoke images of genocide?
9. Why do Dariat and Rubra want to fuse their powers?
10. Why are the Edenists willing to accept the hellhawk in Chapter 13?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The concept of good versus evil appears throughout the book. Who in your opinion is good? Who is bad? Why? Do these characters change over time? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Hamilton uses more than one instance of irony in "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict." Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did Hamilton mean by calling the book "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict"? Cite an example or examples to support your answer.
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