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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. How does Rubra kill the possessed?
2. What does Rocio need that is available from habitats and some asteroid stations in order to stay alive after he is injured?
3. When Bonney gathers together the possessed to hunt and kill Dariat, what does Dariat agree to enter in Valisk?
4. Baranovich contacts Mzu through an _________ to offer her freedom from possession in return for the Alchemist.
5. In what region of Nyvalan do Mzu, Lodi, Voi and Eriba reach when they encounter possessed at their hotel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Rocio different from other souls that are possessed?
2. Why do Dariat and Rubra want to fuse their powers?
3. Why is Bonney intent on killing Dariat?
4. How are the fates of Louise and Genevieve left uncertain at the end of the book?
5. How have the main characters of Mzu, Joshua, Liol, Samuel, Monica, and others grown by the end of the novel?
6. What does the revelation that Mzu's husband Peter was left on Beezling reveal about her motivations?
7. How does Rocio going to Capone help Gerard in his mission?
8. Why are Quinn's officers afraid of him?
9. How does Quinn view the planet Nyvan from above like a prophet?
10. How is Quinn's deranged mental state evident in the bloody massacre of Dwyer?
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
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
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.
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