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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. Where do Wili, Mike, and Della go after they return to the shore?
2. What happens to Angus during the Authority's attempt to capture the crash survivors?
3. Wili notes that a nearby bobble contains what?
4. Where does Angus believe he and Allison have crashed?
5. What do Paul and the others leave behind for their pursuers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Paul's reasons for accepting Wili as an apprentice?
2. How does Paul help Allison escape from the Authority?
3. What discovery causes the Authority to become more suspicious about the Tinkers?
4. According to the bioscientists, what is the nature of and cure for Wili's disease?
5. How and why did the Red Arrow Battalion settle in America?
6. What is the relationship between the Tinkers and the Authority?
7. Describe Paul's physical and personality characteristics.
8. Explain the factors that contributed to Wili's decision to stay with Paul.
9. What is unusual about the guests Paul receives at his house?
10. How is Wili treated at Paul's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Paul is consumed by guilt and regrets, and despite his personal strength, he begins to succumb to the pressures of things he believes he is responsible for, and the ways in which he has failed those around him.
1) Discuss Paul's attitude towards the bobbles. Are his protests against them genuine, or are they reactions to other deep-seated feelings that he may be harboring?
2) Describe how and why Paul feels guilty about losing Allison, and how he reacts when she is freed from her bobble. How do these events weight on Paul?
3) Explain Paul's decline as a leader and explain how it is related to the stresses he experiences from his guilts and regrets.
Essay Topic 2
Kaladze is an important leader, and as a powerful independent force, both the Tinkers and the Authority attempt to maneuver him to their advantage.
1) Describe Kaladze as a character and a leader. Describe the nature of his settlement and the forces that he controls.
2) Discuss the interest Kaladze has in the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority and how he initially sides himself. Explain how Paul and others are able to influence him to support the Tinkers' side.
3) Explain Della's attempts to manipulate Kaladze on behalf of the Authority. How does she attempt to control his actions, and what does she hope to cause him to do? Explain how successful Della's plan is.
Essay Topic 3
Avery, the leader of the Authority in its base of power, the west coast of the United States, begins the novel as a suspicious but effective leader. As events progress, he slowly looses his grasp on sanity, and it becomes clear he has allowed his obsessions to get the better of him.
1) Discuss Avery as a character and a leader. What are his most important defining traits, what makes him an effective leader, and how did he come to a position of power within the Authority?
2) Describe the obsessions that plague Avery and how he struggles with them. Cite examples of Avery either overcoming or being defeated by these obsessions and describe how these events affect his psyche.
3) Explain Avery's final descent into madness, its causes, and its effects on the final conflict with the Tinkers.
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