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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. Della explains that the Authority believes the Tinkers have achieved what advanced technology?

2. Where do Wili, Mike, and Della go after they return to the shore?

3. What cover does Paul plan to use to conceal his reasons for taking Wili for treatment?

4. Allison and Angus realize that which of the following is likely to draw attention?

5. What does Angus go in search of after the crash?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the bioscientists, what is the nature of and cure for Wili's disease?

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

3. How is the bioscience lab hidden?

4. Describe the symptoms of the illness that overcomes Wili during the first winter he spends with Paul.

5. At the Peace Authority, what causes are discussed for the collapse of the bobble near Greater Tucson?

6. How and why did the Red Arrow Battalion settle in America?

7. How and why does Della manipulate Mike?

8. Explain the factors that contributed to Wili's decision to stay with Paul.

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

10. What is the Authority's plan for the Tinkers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Authority is a world-spanning organization that maintains control over most of the globe through aggressive use of the bobbles, which it has exclusive access to. Although it ostensibly exists to maintain peace throughout the world, it also causes a considerable amount of human suffering and carries out various immoral acts.

1) Discuss what the Authority is, and how it came to power. Explain its organization, goals, and resources.

2) Describe the ways the Authority harms humanity through its restrictions on technology and its aggressive maintenance of the peace.

3) Explain how the Authority is able to maintain public support for its rule, despite its despotic activities and harsh restrictions.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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.

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