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. How long after the girls go to the stables, do they hear screams coming from the manor?

2. Who tries to rob a delicatessen in the Diocca starscraper?

3. When Gerald Skibbow's has memories of Greater Brussels, how old is Gerald's daughter?

4. How many people are traveling aboard the overloaded space plane as it ascends through Lalonde's atmosphere?

5. How many cars are in Jezzibella's tour convoy as they travel through San Angeles?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why can Al Capone not datavise anyone?

2. What is Kesteven?

3. When the ESA head of station prepares to go down to the Pasto city spaceport, what does the head of station request from the director?

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

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

6. When Jezzibella offers to go along with Al, Al tells her she can accompany him if she does what she is told. How does Jezzibella respond?

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

8. In Chapter 5, why is the wormhole survivor so relieved to be out of the wormhole?

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

10. According to Louise's father, why is Quinn staying at the Kavanaugh manor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many characters introduced in the story who do not survive until the end of the story. Identify at least three people killed as the novel progresses. Compare and contrast each of these deaths, being sure to indicate which character died, how the character died, who was responsible for the character's death, and what impact on the overall plot the character's death had. What could have or should have been learned from each of these deaths by the other characters?

Essay Topic 2

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? Give specific examples of each technique. Why might Hamilton have chosen to use both of these techniques in the story? Was the story enhanced by the use of these two techniques?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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