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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The divisions of dormitories that Holston passes as he makes his way up the staircase in Chapter 1 are described as being shaped like what?
2. Allison says to Holston when he suggests that maybe she shouldn’t be doing this work, “If I don’t piece it together now, somebody else will at some point. You can’t put” what “back in the bottle”?
(b) “The bee.”
(c) “The poison.”
(d) “The genie.”
3. What word from Chapter 2 means cruel and vicious?
4. When the narrator says that Holston feels pressure to find someone to send to cleaning in Chapter 3, it is stated, “It was growing, like steam building up in the silo, ready to launch something out.” What literary technique is used in this sentence?
(d) Literary allusion.
5. What is the mayor wearing when she appears at the holding cell in Chapter 2?
(a) A hazard suit.
(b) A pinstriped suit.
(d) A blue dress.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are described in Chapter 1 as “the widest rooms of the entire silo complex”?
2. How many years does Holston say it’s been since he served his wife her last meal in the holding cell in Chapter 2?
3. What word from Chapter 2 means not important or significant?
4. Holston tells Allison in Chapter 3, “If I’ve learned one thing from my job, it’s that no crime or crazy mob is ever all that” what?
5. Who is described in Chapter 1 as sitting “behind a table arranged with cups of juice and bowls of cornflour cookies”?
Short Essay Questions
1. What setting is described at the top of the stairs in Chapter 1?
2. What exchange takes place between Holston and Deputy Marnes in Chapter 1?
3. What thoughts does Holston have regarding the pixels in Chapter 2?
4. How does Holston compare the images from the screens to the children’s books that survived the uprising in Chapter 2?
5. What does Allison’s work involve, as revealed in Chapter 3?
6. From what narrative point of view is the story related? Is the narrative told in the past, present, or future tense?
7. Where does the protagonist of the novel live? How is the arrangement of this setting described in Chapter 1?
8. What superstitions from his past does Holston recall in Chapter 1?
9. How does the setting of the novel transition in Chapter 3?
10. What is the significance of the lottery ticket that Holston is said to always carry with him in Chapter 1?
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