Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 does Paul shoot Wili Wachendon with?
2. Why have others often urged Paul to take on an apprentice?
3. What happens to Angus during the Authority's attempt to capture the crash survivors?
4. Where does Angus believe he and Allison have crashed?
5. How was Allison injured during the crash?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Avery believe the Tinkers should be wiped out?
2. How is the bioscience lab hidden?
3. What is Paul's home like?
4. How are Paul and the others able to travel to the Authority enclave in secret?
5. What traits do Wili and Paul share?
6. What types of advanced technology does Paul introduce to Wili?
7. Why does Wili lose contact with Jill during the final approach to the embobbling position?
8. What is Wili's assessment of the situation with Mike and Della?
9. What is Avery's attitude towards the Tinkers?
10. How and why do Mike and Wili demonstrate their new bobble generator?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The events after the chess tournament and at the tenement house spark the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority, exacerbating a disagreement that could have smoldered for a long time or fizzled into nothing.
1) Explain the Authority's motivations for intervening at the chess tournament. What were their long and short term goals in this action, and what consequences did they anticipate or fail to anticipate?
2) Discuss Wili's insistence on aiding those trapped at the tenement house. Explain his plan to help them and why he is willing and able to follow through on this dangerous plan.
3) Describe how the events surrounding the chess tournament hostages escalate the conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority.
4) Cite evidence from the novel to explain how the plot may have progressed differently had either Wili or the Authority acted differently at either of these junctions.
Essay Topic 3
Trust forms an important part of the development of at least two major characters. Both Wili and Paul learn to trust others and reform themselves dramatically after someone else extends them unconditional trust. Although there were significant risks taken in both cases, the results were positive.
1) Explain why Paul decided to trust Wili, and how Wili responded to this trust.
2) Discuss Wili's decision to trust Mike. How was Wili influenced by his own experiences in making this decision, and what effect did it have on Mike?
3) Summarize the theme of trust within the novel and how it initiates character progression.
4) Speculate as to how the story may have progressed differently had Paul or Wili made different decisions with regards to trusting others.
This section contains 945 words
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