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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. Where was the poetry from that was recited in Tippy's dream?

2. What is "night coming" a euphemism for?

3. Who is it that Joe wants to talk to?

4. Which word best describes the room Joe is in?

5. What was the day in which the half-lifers were publicly honored?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the only thing that Joe decided would resist regression before anything else?

2. What was Joe's impression of the Mortuary?

3. Under what terms is Pat hired?

4. How is Pat taking the fact that everyone is slowly being killed off?

5. Why was Jory able to permeate Ella's conversation?

6. What is the unique feature about Joe's apartment that is different from apartments we know?

7. What according to the advertisement does Ubik actually do?

8. Why does Joe Chip believe that he was selected to keep the prudence organizations going?

9. What typo is in this chapter?

10. What was interesting to note about Sammy Mundo?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain how Joe's confidence increases throughout the novel. What are the circumstances that increase this confidence? How does he choose to exercise this newfound confidence?

Essay Topic 2

The major motion picture "Matrix" gained a lot of inspiration from this novel. Compare Ubik to the Matrix. What similarities are present? What are some major differences? How is Neo like Joe? How are the two characters different?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Jory as a deity. In what way is he a god in the half life world? In what way is he like the god of the underworld? In what ways does he closely resemble a god?

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