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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. How does she satisfy the gods when she cannot wash her hands?

2. Who does Gloriously Bright believe is responsible for the disappearance of the fleet?

3. How would Miro feel without Jane?

4. Why is life harder on the Godspoken than anyone else?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the girls think about this program?

2. What shames Miro?

3. What does Han explain to his daughter about caste?

4. What secrets does this unlock about the descolada?

5. What is the significance of the Path to the Godspoken?

6. What does her addition to the catalog of voices mean to the family?

7. Jane realizes that Qing-jao is getting close. How does she believe she can get her to stop?

8. Why does Han-Fei-Tsu make a promise he fears he cannot keep?

9. Who approaches Qing-jao and what do they want with her?

10. What is the obstacle between Qing-jao and womanhood?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel suggests that the most individually fulfilled people are those who both engage in significant work, but also those who choose to nurture relationships with others rather than with their work. Do you agree with this statement? What do you think it the ideal balance, or is society today evenly balanced? Why and how? Is there anyone in your life that falls into either extreme, ie a workaholic or dedicated housewife? Report on what keeps them going on a hard day.

Essay Topic 2

What is Ender's argument about free will? Do you think this is an airtight argument? Why or why not? Come up with your own argument for the origin of human nature and free will. Where did it come from? Is it possible to control? Explain.

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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