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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. As the Organization ships close in, who launches the Alchemist at the gas giant, setting it to its most destructive capabilities?
2. After Annette Ekelund talks to Ralph, what kind of cloud descends to form a physical barrier between the possessed and the living?
3. What do Dariat and Tatiana attach to themselves for buoyancy, and then jump down into the toilet that Rubra has broken and widened for them?
4. What kind of ritual does Quinn conduct on Jesup to bind his followers to him?
5. How does Samuel communicate with the Ione serjeant?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 9, how does the possibility of defeating Capone seem plausible?
2. How does Quinn's operations room evoke images of genocide?
3. How can Gerard, Beth, and Rocio take down Kiera if they work together?
4. How does Bonney transform herself to attack Dariat?
5. Why do Dariat and Rubra want to fuse their powers?
6. How do Samuel, Mzu, and Monica try to escape the possessed via the basin?
7. Why are the Edenists willing to accept the hellhawk in Chapter 13?
8. How is Quinn's deranged mental state evident in the bloody massacre of Dwyer?
9. How are the fates of Louise and Genevieve left uncertain at the end of the book?
10. When is a person able to escape the Anstid?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Rubra. What is his role in "The Neutronium Alchemist Conflict"? What was Hamilton trying to accomplish by creating Rubra's character in the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Choose a character that Calvert grows to like and become familiar with. How does their relationship evolve?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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