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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 was the main role of the group that Jeremy's grandfather was a part of?

2. How long does Wili initially intend to stay with Paul?

3. Why does Wili initially intend to stay with Paul?

4. What branch of the armed services is Allison Parker a part of?

5. Wili's sickness causes him to constantly experience what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Wili able to move safely through the dangerous neighborhoods around the embobbled tenement building?

2. How does Paul help Allison escape from the Authority?

3. Why does Paul not accompany Wili to the chess tournament?

4. What happens to Jeremy as he, Wili, and Mike attempt to escape from the bioscience lab?

5. How does Wili manipulate Della and Mike while they are at the demonstration of the power generator?

6. What sacrifice does Jill make for Wili?

7. What is Wili's assessment of the situation with Mike and Della?

8. Which group does Mike betray by taking Wili to the bioscientists?

9. How did Wili's parent's react when they discovered his illness?

10. How does Mike feel about losing Jeremy inside the bobble at the bioscience lab?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

The bioscientists are a group not unlike the Tinkers in their pursuit of knowledge. However, the Authority took issue with them some time before the beginning of the novel, and they have been forced to live underground, sometimes in a literal sense.

1) Describe the bioscientists as an organization, their structure, goals, and capabilities.

2) Discuss the reasons the Authority had for deciding to act against the bioscientists. How were these reasons similar to or different from those that cause them to act against the Tinkers?

3) Compare and contrast the bioscientists and the Tinkers in terms of their respective pursuits of knowledge.

4) The Authority blames the widespread plagues on the bioscientists. Write an assessment of this accusation, using evidence from the book.

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