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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 did Holston and his wife hang over their bed to increase fertility?
2. What does Allison suggest someone did during the “great uprising—the only one we’ve known about till now” in Chapter 3?
3. What is the mayor’s name in Chapter 2?
4. 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”?
5. What were the children doing “while Holston climbed to his death” in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the principle setting of Wool? In what time period does the story take place?
2. What does Mayor Jahns say about the holding cell when she first arrives in Chapter 2?
3. How does the setting of the novel transition in Chapter 3?
4. What is one example the use of simile in Chapter 1? What purpose does this example serve?
5. What emotions does Holston feel as he discusses Allison’s theories 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. What thoughts does Holston have regarding the pixels in Chapter 2?
8. What does Holston discover that Mayor Jahns and the others in the silo fear in Chapter 2?
9. What is the protagonist doing when he is first introduced in Chapter 1?
10. What does Allison initially point out to Holston in the beginning of Chapter 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Meaning of Appearances in Wool
a. Throughout Wool, there are clear discrepancies between what is real and what is portrayed as reality. Why do these discrepancies exist? What does Allison discover about these appearances?
b. Discuss the ending of the novel. What does Holston’s discovery mean in regard to Allison’s theories of the silo and its history?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the character of Nelson in the narrative. What does the author reveal about Nelson’s history in Chapter 4? How well do Holston and Nelson know one another? How would you characterize their relationship?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of “truth” in Wool. How do Allison and Holston feel about the importance of truth? What does Allison feel the truth is more important than? Why?
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