The Three-Body Problem Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Cixin Liu
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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. How long does Mozi predict the coming Stable Era to last in Chapter 11, "Three Body: Mozi and Fiery Flames"?

2. What was Wen Jie's profession?

3. How much time has passed in the game when Wang returns to it in Chapter 11, "Three Body: Mozi and Fiery Flames"?

4. What does "NATO" stand for?

5. In what year was the beginning of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, according to the narrator in Chapter 1, "The Madness Years"?

Short Essay Questions

1. When did the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution take place? Why is it important in The Three-Body Problem?

2. What setting is described when Wang logs onto the Three Body game in Chapter 11, "Three Body: Mozi and Fiery Flames"?

3. What satellites are described in Chapter 9, "The Universe Flickers"?

4. Who is Shao Lin and what is revealed about her character in Chapter 1, "The Madness Years"?

5. What has happened to Ye Wenjie's daughter in the novel?

6. What is the significance of the literary allusions to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in the novel?

7. Where is Ye Wenjie taken by helicopter in Chapter 3, "Red Coast I"? Why?

8. How does Bai Mulin betray Ye Wenjie? Why does he betray her?

9. What setting is established in Chapter 9, "The Universe Flickers"? How is it described?

10. Who is Ye Zhetai? What is his character's importance in The Three-Body Problem?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of extremism in The Three-Body Problem. What are some examples of extremism seen in the main characters? What are the repercussions of extremism? How does the author explore this theme through symbolism and imagery?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the character of Wang Miao in the novel. What is Wang's area of focus? How does Wang become involved in the mysteries of the missing academics? How does Wang's character change in 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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