Xenocide Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Why is Descolada an issue?

2. What is Jane forced to do with Qing-jao?

3. What do the pequinos think about the virus?

4. What is the upper, or ruling, caste on Path called?

5. Qing-jao is asked how much she knows about something. What is it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are Congress' two main reasons for decreeing the destruction of the planet, Lusitania?

2. How does Miro feel upon his return to Lusitania?

3. What does Han impress upon his daughter in regards to Demosthenes?

4. Both Wang-mu and Qing-jao envy each other. Why?

5. What is different for Miro when he returns to Lusitania?

6. What is the significance of Han and Qing-jao's paper offerings to Jiang-qing?

7. Why does Jane reveal herself to Valentine?

8. What or who does Qing-jao believe is responsible for the disappearance of the Lusitania fleet?

9. Why can't the Lusitanian colonists just wipe out the descolada virus?

10. What complicates this debate between Grego and Ela?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Miro and Valentine have an argument about the destruction of Lusitania. Compare and contrast the two points of view and then align yourself with one argument. What makes this argument most compelling to you? Why do you agree with it? If you agree with neither, briefly describe your argument and explain how it differs from the ones mentioned.

Essay Topic 2

There is a chapter that outlines the differences quite clearly of people who are married to their job and who are married to their spouses. Which do you think would be more fulfilling? Define why you believe your choice holds the key to a happy life.

Essay Topic 3

Instead of allowing herself to be released from her obsessive compulsive disorder, Qing-jao throws herself further into it. Why is this the case? Why do you think, that even once it has been proven that the people of Path were being controlled, that Qing-jao still wants to be a part of a created religion meant to keep its population in subservience? Do you draw any parallels to our world here?

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