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

2. How does Wang-Mu feel about the penances exacted on Qing-jao?

3. Who is an enemy of the gods?

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

2. Where do Quara and Ela go after they leave their mothers and what do they do while there?

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

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

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

6. What is Grego doing?

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

8. Why does the theory of relativity pose such a problem to Valentine and Jakt?

9. What does Wang-mu approach Qing-jao about, and what does she find out as a result?

10. What troubles Ender about his children?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Grego and Human are both acting unreasonably and cannot be reasoned with. Imagine you are a negotiator and have to put up logical reasons why this war should not continue against two illogical and irrational beings. Write a convincing argument as to how this war could have been averted or should have been averted.

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

Critically analyze this book. What parallels were drawn between this future humanity and our present? Do you think that there are certain dark elements of human nature that we will never evolve beyond? Do you consider these things to be positive or negative?

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