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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. Which of the following is one of the symptoms of Wili's sickness?
2. Why have others often urged Paul to take on an apprentice?
3. Who does Paul think will be able to help Wili?
4. What does Paul disguise himself as when he leaves the Kaladze area?
5. What does Della say the Authority intends to do with the Tinkers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Paul's home like?
2. How and why did the Red Arrow Battalion settle in America?
3. Describe the symptoms of the illness that overcomes Wili during the first winter he spends with Paul.
4. What are Paul's reasons for accepting Wili as an apprentice?
5. How do Paul's and Mile's assessments of Wili's illness differ?
6. How and why does Della manipulate Mike?
7. What is Paul's opinion about the bobbles?
8. Describe Paul's physical and personality characteristics.
9. Which group does Mike betray by taking Wili to the bioscientists?
10. What is the Authority's plan for the Tinkers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Project Renaissance begins as a fall back plan created in the face of an uncertain threat from the Tinkers. However, Avery's increasing paranoia cause him to attempt to trigger this doomsday plan with little provocation.
1) Describe Project Renaissance. What is its purpose, and what would its launch involve? What would be the impact of this plan on the world?
2) Discuss the Authority's general willingness to fall back on Renaissance. Why do some Authority figures believe it will not be necessary, and why do some of them believe it should not be enacted in any case?
3) Explain Avery's decision to launch Renaissance. According to the information he had available, how justified was this decision? Explain the forces that compelled him to make this decision, and what unknown factors could have swayed his decision one way or another.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The Tinkers are a wide spread and loosely organized group that reveres Paul and his work. Although they suffer a significant blow during the events after the chess tournament, their actions as a group drive the plot of the second half of the novel.
1) Describe the Tinkers as a group, their organization, resources, philosophy, and goals.
2) Describe the relationship between the Authority and the Tinkers and discuss the reasons this relationship becomes stressed to the point of war.
3) Discuss some of the major aids that the Tinkers are able to provide to the average people of this setting, and describe the general attitude of those people towards the Tinkers.
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