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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 is the furniture made of that Wang examines at Ye Wenjie's home in Chapter 8, "Ye Wenjie"?
2. What was the profession held by Hai Mo?
3. What term is Wang Miao contemplating from the Three Bodies game in the beginning of Chapter 8, "Ye Wenjie"?
4. How much time has passed in the game when Wang returns to it in Chapter 11, "Three Body: Mozi and Fiery Flames"?
5. How much time has passed since Ye Zhetai's death in the beginning of Chapter 2, "Silent Spring"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Wang Miao visit Ye Wenjie's home in Chapter 8, “Ye Wenjie”?
2. What does Shi relate to Wang regarding the academic community in Chapter 10, "Da Shi"?
3. What setting is established in Chapter 9, "The Universe Flickers"? How is it described?
4. What is revealed in the "Translator's Notes" in Chapter 1, "The Madness Years"?
5. What is the "microwave background" and how is it described in Chapter 9, "The Universe Flickers"?
6. What has happened to Ye Wenjie's daughter in the novel?
7. Where is Ye Wenjie taken by helicopter in Chapter 3, "Red Coast I"? Why?
8. What does Ye Wenjie remark about potential alien contact in Chapter 14, "Red Coast IV"?
9. What satellites are described in Chapter 9, "The Universe Flickers"?
10. Who is Ye Zhetai? What is his character's importance in The Three-Body Problem?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the characters and the relationships of Ying Di, Yang Dong, and Ye Wenjie. What connects these characters? What relationships do these characters have with Wang Miao?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's repeated allusions to the book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in The Three-Body Problem. Who introduces this book to Ye Wenjie? How does the book affect her? How does it influence her actions in the rest of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Why is Ye Wenjie taken to the Red Coast Base? What leads her to work at the base? What kind of work does she do on the base?
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