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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. Who turns Risa and Connor in to the juvey-cops?

2. How does Risa characterize the "new" Lev?

3. What last name is given to all children who are in the custody of the state?

4. Who does Roland blame for his incarceration at the harvest camp?

5. What eventually happens to Roland?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Lev show that he has matured after Connor punches him in chapter 34?

2. Why might the tithes be treated better than the rest of the campers at Happy Jack when they arrive in chapter 53?

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

4. What are some possible reasons that the Admiral may wish to run the Graveyard?

5. In chapter 56 Connor discovers that there are kids missing from his dorm. Where are they?

6. Why does the Admiral choose to tell his story to Connor in chapter 34?

7. What lesson does Lev leave Joplin with at the end of chapter 31?

8. What is implied in chapter 30 about the nature of brain bits and Unwinds?

9. Roland is Unwound in chapter 61. How does the silence in the room effect the mood of the chapter?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lev's parents are very religious people. In their view of faith, having Lev unwound is the ultimate show of love to their God. Lev himself believes that being a tithe gives him a unique and special purpose in life. However, as the story progresses, Lev begins to see tithing in a very different way. He also begins to look at Unwinds differently.

Give 4 instances in which Lev's belief in tithing has been challenged.

Explain how the challenge effects Lev's mental status.

Discuss how these instances change Lev's character.

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

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.

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