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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 is the only obstacle between Qing-jao and womanhood?

2. What do the two people left in her family do when she dies?

3. What does Jane know about Qing-jao?

4. What confuses the secret maid?

5. Valentine and Ender greet each other. They are concerned how their spouses will react to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does she remember that gives her hope?

2. What concerns Ender about the hive Queen?

3. What does Jiang-qing believe is particularly responsible for Han's doubt of the gods?

4. Why does Jane believe that Qing-jao will succeed at her woman's task?

5. What is significant about Miro and Jane's conversation?

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

7. Why does Qing-jao want so desperately to wash the grease from her hands?

8. What is causing a rift between Ender's stepchildren at the house?

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

10. Why is philotic technology necessary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Quim and Warmaker have a theology battle while Quim is subjected to the descolada virus. Name two points you found interesting in Quims' argument. Name two points you found interesting in Warmaker's argument. Do you think that Warmaker's actions were justified? Do you think it was worth breaking the treaty? Who do you believe put forth the better fight? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast religion and science. How do they compliment each other? How do they argue against one another? Find quotes that suit your stance on both science and religion and then describe why these quotes echo your own personal opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Valentine Wiggin goes by a pseudonym, Demosthenes. Suggest reasons why she could not write under her own name. Do you perceive these reasons as being valid to warrant deception spanning hundreds of worlds? Why or why not? Speculate on why authors may sometimes write under pseudonyms.

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