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. What are Louise and her sister doing when her father is returning to their manor?

2. In whose apartment had Dariat's corpse been found?

3. What is the name of the neural expert overseeing Gerald's care?

4. When news breaks that the Yaku had briefly docked at Valisk, how many departure flights are immediately filed?

5. When the door to their mother's boudoir opens, who is standing in the doorway?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does the girls' rescuer say that he can hear inside the body he is possessing?

4. How does the person who emerges from the wormhole respond when asked what she had done to get the Kingdom so angry with her?

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

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

7. As the story opens, what two things is Louise Kavanaugh waiting for?

8. Why are Louise and her sister creeping around the Cricklade manor like mice while they wait for their father to return?

9. When the overloaded space plane is trying to leave Lalonde's atmosphere, where is the space plane headed?

10. Name the two people responsible for overseeing Capone's law enforcers for the Organization.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There is no doubt that Kelly Tirrel is greatly affected by her meeting with Shaun Wallace. Discuss how Kelly's interactions with Shaun affect Kelly's worldview. How do Kelly's experiences affect her mental state, her ability to trust, and her willingness to help Joshua?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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