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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 Connor's biggest fear?

2. Why does Risa pretend to be Didi?

3. What quality does Cyrus have that annoys Lev?

4. Why does Risa think the Unwinds need help?

5. Why does Lev suddenly want to take care of Cyrus?

Short Essay Questions

1. In chapters 33 and 34, Risa and Connor are given work assignments. How might these assignments be a positive thing for them?

2. In chapter 34, Hayden tells Connor that he is respected because he has integrity. How has Connor shown integrity?

3. What effect does Connor, Risa and Lev's sharing of their stories have on the group in chapter 7?

4. Why isn't Risa more supportive when Connor picks up the Storked baby in chapter 11?

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

6. As Lev sits in the workout room in chapter 57, how does he see his position as a tithe?

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

8. How does Risa's plan to test Lev fail at the end of chapter 8?

9. Why does the Headmaster choose Risa to be sent to the harvest camp in chapter 2?

10. What do Risa's actions in the woods, in chapter 5, show the reader about her character?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Unwinds fly the Admiral to a nearby hospital for care. When they arrive, they are met by a first-year medical intern who offers to give the Admiral an organ transplant. When the Admiral, Connor and Risa object to the transplant the first-year resident is not happy.

In the United States, doctors take what is called the Hippocratic Oath. The oath is a promise to always treat life in the highest regard. It is also a promise to protect human life.

Assuming doctors in Unwind take this same oath, how do you think they can justify using parts from Unwinds? Do they consider Unwind life not as equal as the life of non-Unwinds? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

In the book, unwanted babies are "storked." Meaning they are left on the doorstep of unsuspecting people's homes. In reality some states allow mothers to abandon their unwanted babies at hospitals or police stations.

1) Is this the same as "storking"? Why or why not?

2) How do you feel about "storking" as it is presented in the book? Why do you feel the way you do?

3) How do you feel about the current laws that allow children to be abandoned at hospitals and police stations? Why do you feel the way you do?

4) Come up with as solution (other than abortion or adoption) to assist unwanted children in today's society.

Essay Topic 3

In the book, Unwinds are presented as delinquents, throw-away children or burdens on the state. In short, Unwinds are considered drains on society. In order to justify the destruction of these wayward teens, the body parts of unwound kids are donated to others. In essence, their deaths help others live.

Is it ever acceptable to sacrifice a few people for the good of the many?

In what circumstances might that option be considered?

What are some examples of this type of sacrifice in our society today?

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