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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. According to the narrator, what two concepts does the One State conquer?
2. What is the number of the man who D-503 almost tells about I-330's "criminal" behavior?
3. How is D-503 informed that I-330 has registered herself to him?
4. What mathematical concept does D-503 recall from his childhood that frustrates him?
5. What is the name of one of the "famous mathematical couplets" of the One State?
Short Essay Questions
1. When does D-503 realize, for the first time, that he is jealous of other men with I-330?
2. What is the narrator's purpose for writing the narrative that makes up "We"?
3. What does D-503 realize that his writings for the Integral have become?
4. When, according to D-503, does man cease to be a savage?
5. What does D-503 consider it his duty to do in writing "We"?
6. What is the significance of pink coupons in the One State?
7. What is the One State's perception of love?
8. How does the narrator describe the character called I-330?
9. How does D-503 claim to feel about I-330 during their initial encounters?
10. What is the nature of D-503's illness, according to the doctor at the Medical Office?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain what I-330 means when she talks about entropy. Where else is entropy hinted at in the story? Is it a recurring theme?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss math as an underlying theme in the novel. What elements are geometric? What role does algebra play (i.e., what formulas/equations are presented?). How is problem-solution methodology applied?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the presence of two distinct "selves" within the narrator. What circumstances contribute to this division? What conflicting traits exist in him?
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