Unwind Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 do Risa, Connor and Lev begin to bond with each other?

2. What is Risa's reaction to being told she is destined for a harvest camp?

3. What is one problem that the brain bits cause for Cyrus?

4. How does Connor think he can avoid being sent to the harvest camp?

5. Who are the Fatigues?

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence does the author give of Lev's changed character during his meeting with the pawnbroker in chapter 26?

2. Why have Connor's parents signed forms for him to be sent to a harvest camp in chapter 1?

3. In chapter 28 the Unwinds meet the Admiral. Is it significant that he does not go by a name, but by a title?

4. In chapter 10, Risa devises a plan to get them all a change of clothing. How does this show she considers them a team?

5. In chapter 51 the teens are sent to Happy Jack Harvest Camp. Why is the camps so nice and colorful?

6. Why is it so difficult for Lev to believe that Risa and Connor are trying to help him in chapter 6?

7. Is Risa lucky to be chosen to play piano for new arrivals? Or is she unlucky?

8. What reason(s) might CyFi have for traveling with Lev?

9. Why is Lev willing to become a suicide bomber for the Clapper cause?

10. As Connor arrives at Happy Jack Harvest Camp, in chapter 51, he learns that his reputation has proceeded him. What it his reputation?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

While Risa is playing the piano on the roof at Happy Jack, she meets a boy named Dalton. Dalton has a plan to escape the camp when he turns 18.

Explain Dalton's plan. Do you think it will work? Why or why not? Do you think the camp will allow him to leave when he turns 18? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When Risa arrives at Happy Jack Harvest Camp she becomes embroiled in an argument with one of her counselors. Risa argues that if Unwinds are bad, then some of their "parts" must be bad too. She wants to know how they determine the difference between "good" and "bad" parts and what the camp does with the "bad" parts. Risa's question is a good one, as it asks the reader to think about the role of the soul in creating a person. As shown in CyFi's story, the "bits" of Unwinds that are used still retain some of Unwind's identity.

Pretend that you are either Risa or the Happy Jack counselor. Choose a side and argue your point from their perspective. Make sure that you include details to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Runaway Unwinds are hiding in the basement of Sonia's antique store. After they leave there, they are shipped to various secret locations before being sent to the Graveyard. Unwinds are hidden in the hopes that they will stay undiscovered until they obtain freedom on their 18th birthday.

Explain how Unwinds might be compared runaway slaves in the U.S. pre-Civil War era. How are their circumstances similar? How are their living conditions similar? Discuss how the human rights of both Unwinds and US slaves were violated. Provide examples to support your assertions. Do you think creating a parallel between Unwinds and slaves is a useful way to help the reader understand and sympathize with the Unwinds? Why or why not?

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