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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 try to convince Jeremy's grandfather of?
2. What does Della say the Authority intends to do with the Tinkers?
3. Wili's sickness causes what to fall out easily?
4. How does Wili say he learned about Mike's cooperation with the Authority?
5. What does Jeremy's family's business do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the Authority's plan for the Tinkers?
2. What traits do Wili and Paul share?
3. Explain the factors that contributed to Wili's decision to stay with Paul.
4. What is Wili's plan when he arrives at Paul's home?
5. What is Paul's home like?
6. How is Wili treated at Paul's house?
7. How do Paul's and Mile's assessments of Wili's illness differ?
8. What is the Santa Yrez Police Company, and why are they present at the Old California Shopping Center?
9. What is unusual about the guests Paul receives at his house?
10. At the Peace Authority, what causes are discussed for the collapse of the bobble near Greater Tucson?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 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.
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