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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 item does Angus pick up as he recovers from the crash?
2. What does Wili call Paul's home?
3. Della explains that the Authority believes the Tinkers have achieved what advanced technology?
4. What does Paul shoot Wili Wachendon with?
5. What does Jeremy's family's business do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Wili's plan when he arrives at Paul's home?
2. What are Paul's reasons for accepting Wili as an apprentice?
3. What is Paul's home like?
4. Describe the symptoms of the illness that overcomes Wili during the first winter he spends with Paul.
5. What is the Authority's plan for the Tinkers?
6. How is the bioscience lab hidden?
7. What happens to Jeremy as he, Wili, and Mike attempt to escape from the bioscience lab?
8. Why does Paul not accompany Wili to the chess tournament?
9. According to the bioscientists, what is the nature of and cure for Wili's disease?
10. Explain the factors that contributed to Wili's decision to stay with Paul.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The bobbles are a defining element of the setting, and all the major events of the novel and of the history leading up to it are shaped by them. They represent a kind of super-weapon, superseding nuclear weapons, and allowing the Peace Authority to control much of the world.
1) Explain what a bobble is, how it is created and destroyed, and what its characteristics are.
2) Describe some uses for bobbles that are seen in the novel.
3) Explain how the Authority is able to control most of the world through their use of bobbles.
4) Discuss the impact that Paul and Wili's rogue bobble-generator has on the world and its political balance.
Essay Topic 2
The Red Arrow Industries are the remnants of a foreign military force from the advent of the Peace Authority. Over the years, they have changed significantly and play an important role in the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority.
1) Describe the origins of Red Arrow Industries, including how they came into conflict with the Authority, and how and why they settled in North America.
2) Explain how Red Arrow Industries operates as a community and as a manufacturing business. Discuss their technological and business relationship with the Tinkers and the organization of their settlement.
3) Discuss the role that Red Arrow Industries plays in the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority.
Essay Topic 3
Technology plays an important role throughout the novel. The Authority and the Tinkers have fundamental disagreements about how it should be pursued and employed, and these disagreements lead to the central conflict of the book.
1) Explain the Authority's position on technology and describe some of the technologies it has banned outright and those which it has reserved solely for itself.
2) Describe how the Tinkers interact with technology and how they are able to make significant advances despite their limitations.
3) Discuss the impact that these two competing forces have on the average people in this setting. What technologies are available, and how are they controlled or acquired?
4) Explain why the Authority and the Tinkers come into direct conflict over the issue of technology and how their disagreements shape the overall plot of the novel.
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