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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is marked on the buttons of Jack's suit?

2. What is the gold smuggled to the shipping docks disguised as?

3. How long has Jack been telling tales of conspiracy to his visitor?

4. What is to happen to Jack after he is hung by the neck?

5. What happens after Sir Isaac and Leibniz bid each other farewell?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How does the book's basis in factual science, knowledge, and events add to (or detract from) the value and enjoyment of the book? Explain how Stephenson introduces concepts that the reader might not be familiar with, analyzing specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Cite examples where a character from the book reminisces about his or her life and then uses that reflection to motivate a future action, or modify their current opinions / attitude. What prompted the character to think about his or her past, and did the reminiscing have a positive effect?

Essay Topic 3

Solomon declares that he knows of only two alchemists in the world. What events in the book focus on, or are colored by aspects of alchemy? How does Daniel's involvement with alchemy help or hinder him in any situations?

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