The Neutronium Alchemist Consolidation 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. Whom do Louise and Genevieve call to vouch for their identities when they arrive in the panicked city?

2. Whose body does Al Capone possess?

3. At what altitude is the overloaded space plane when it begins experiencing problems as it ascends through Lalonde's atmosphere?

4. What is the name of the Romany women the Kavanaugh girls meet outside the farmhouse on their way into town?

5. According to the girls' rescuer, how long has the rescuer been dead for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why can Al Capone not datavise anyone?

2. According to Capone, what is the main difference between Chicago and New California?

3. Describe how Al Capone is supposed to call for a cab in his new city.

4. Why does Jezzibella's manager select an early morning departure for Jezzibella's tour convoy out of San Angeles?

5. What does the ESA head of station learn when he receives a datavised alert from the director of the Ombey's ESA office?

6. What is Al Capone's only disappointment as he looks out the window of his hotel suite on Monterey?

7. When the space plane's pilot learns that some of the space plane's passengers will have to remain aboard the space plane, what does the pilot request from Sarha Mitcham?

8. What does Avram Harwood's staff deal with in running the operations center for Capone's Organization?

9. According to the space plane's pilot, why will the reaction engines need to be replaced when the space plane reaches port?

10. According to Al Capone, what has he returned to life as?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?

Essay Topic 2

Hamilton uses this story to examine the role that truth plays in our daily lives. Examine the author's beliefs through his storytelling. Why would the author choose this story to overlay his demonstration of the consequences realized when the truth is distorted or hidden? What did you learn from the author's discussion on truth? What other avenues, if any, could the author have used to express his beliefs? Would those avenues have been as effective as the story?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses several different literary techniques as the story is told in regard to the story's flow. Describe the techniques of both flashbacks and foreshadowing. How are each of these techniques used in the story? Why might the author have chosen to use both of these techniques in the story? Was the story enhanced by the use of these two techniques?

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