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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. When the airlock doors open and Holston steps out of them in Chapter 6, he finds himself located at the bottom of what?
2. What word from Chapter 5 refers to a mathematical determination of the number of something?
3. In Chapter 5, the narrator says, “The enormous pent-up pressure of the place was now hissing through the seams in whispers.” What literary technique is used in this sentence?
4. Who is the staff employee that corrals Allison’s feet to prevent her from kicking in Chapter 5?
5. What word from Chapter 4 means incapable of producing any useful result, or pointless?
Short Essay Questions
1. What conclusions Holston make upon taking in the surroundings of the outer world in Chapter 6?
2. What “forbidden words” does Allison say in Chapter 5? How does Holston respond?
3. How is Allison’s death described in Chapter 4?
4. Whom does Allison believe to be responsible for keeping secrets in Chapter 5?
5. How is Holston’s behavior outside of the holding cell described in Chapter 5?
6. Where did Holston watch Allison’s cleaning from? What does the narrator say Allison did when she completed the cleaning in Chapter 4?
7. Why is Holston’s entering the holding cell a dangerous action in Chapter 5? Why does he commit this action?
8. What response does Holston have when Nelson asks him at the end of Chapter 4, “You okay? Anything too tight?”
9. What is the setting in the opening of Chapter 4? What state is Holston in at the beginning of the chapter?
10. What instructions does Nelson give to Holston in Chapter 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the outside world as seen by Holston in Chapter 6. What colors are depicted in the reading? How do these images differ from those of the view from the holding cell or the cafeteria? How does Holston respond to this imagery?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the lottery that is discussed throughout the narrative. When did Holston and his wife win the lottery? What did this winning allow them to do? How long did they have to fulfill their lottery ticket?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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