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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 Capone's possessed arrive at Mzu's hotel room, who do they find there?
2. When Samuel and Monica arrive at Nyvan, what asteroid do they find has been given up to the possessed?
3. Where is Stephanie, her friends and the children when they have reached the military border between the possessed and the living?
4. As Baranovich prepares to attack Mzu in the foundry, who comes to her rescue?
5. Where are Jacqueline Coutier and the other possessed held by the Confederation Navy taken to determine if they should be held as prisoners or not?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Dariat and Rubra want to fuse their powers?
2. How does Bonney transform herself to attack Dariat?
3. What could have the different factions on Nyvan achieved if they cooperated instead of bickered over Mzu?
4. How is Rocio's hellhawk emblematic of his desire for freedom?
5. When is a person able to escape the Anstid?
6. What are some advantages that the possessed have over the living?
7. How are the fates of Louise and Genevieve left uncertain at the end of the book?
8. How does Quinn view the planet Nyvan from above like a prophet?
9. How does Quinn's operations room evoke images of genocide?
10. How do Samuel, Mzu, and Monica try to escape the possessed via the basin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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"?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Psychic phenomena is another important theme of Hamilton's book. Where and how are these phenomena revealed and in what ways? Do they change over time? Do they evoke certain emotions in characters and do they promote change or transformation?
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