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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 Wili and Jeremy return to the chess tournament, what has happened?
2. What is the entrance to the bioscience lab disguised as?
3. Interest in which of the following convince Wili to stay at Paul's house?
4. To whom does Allison intend to report her findings about Livermore?
5. What unusual structure does Angus report having seen during the crash?
Short Essay Questions
1. What traits do Wili and Paul share?
2. Describe Paul's physical and personality characteristics.
3. What is Paul's opinion about the bobbles?
4. Which group does Mike betray by taking Wili to the bioscientists?
5. What does Red Arrow Industries produce?
6. According to the bioscientists, what is the nature of and cure for Wili's disease?
7. At the Peace Authority, what causes are discussed for the collapse of the bobble near Greater Tucson?
8. How does Wili perform at the chess tournament, and what disadvantage does he face?
9. What is the Authority's plan for the Tinkers?
10. What is unusual about the guests Paul receives at his house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The events that led to the unusual state of raffias are only discussed tangentially and only become clear in the final chapters of the story. The rise of the Authority rapidly and dramatically altered the political landscape of the world.
1) Explain how the bobbles were discovered and first created. What involvement did Paul and the progenitors of the Authority have in these discoveries?
2) Describe how the Authority came to power and how it was able to subdue major military powers such as the United States?
3) Using evidence from the book, speculate as to how the setting could have evolved differently had some minor factors been altered slightly.
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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