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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. Paul tells Wili that two moving points of light in the sky are what?
2. How do Allison and Angus react when they see planes flying near their crash site?
3. What does Irma force Wili to do as he settles into Paul's household?
4. Which of the following is one of the chores Wili is assigned to?
5. At the tournament, who does Wili note has not been taken by the Authority?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Della and Mike's relationship change while they are at Kaladze's camp?
2. How is Wili able to move safely through the dangerous neighborhoods around the embobbled tenement building?
3. What does Red Arrow Industries produce?
4. How and why does Della manipulate Mike?
5. Why does Wili decide to trust Mike?
6. What new device do Paul and Wili create together?
7. Why does Kaladze say Wili should trust Mike?
8. What is Wili's plan when he arrives at Paul's home?
9. Explain the factors that contributed to Wili's decision to stay with Paul.
10. What happens to Jeremy as he, Wili, and Mike attempt to escape from the bioscience lab?
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 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 3
Wili experiences the most growth of any character over the course of the novel. Although he begins as an orphaned and miscreant youth, he becomes an important leader within the Tinkers and possibly the most influential thinker in the world.
1) Discuss Wili as a character at the time that he enters the story. What is his background and what are his character traits? Explain how he uses his considerably intellect at this time.
2) Describe the causes of Wili's reform as a moral person. Explain what initiates this change and discuss some examples of Wili's superior moral standing from events in the later parts of the novel.
3) Explain Wili's growth as an intellectual thinker and leader. Identify the point where he surpasses and takes over for Paul, and how and why he becomes recognized by others in the Tinker movement as an important leader.
This section contains 3,135 words
(approx. 11 pages at 300 words per page)